Halloween’s here and no really scary Aviation Movie
Alfred Hitchcock’s “THE BIRDS” is terrifying
Recent murmuration at Asheville = real good plot
It’s Halloween and the only “scary” aviation movie is AIRPORT:
Halloween for our business deserves a more horrifying, realistic movie and no one does terrifying better than Alfred Hitchcock. His The Birds movie is an all-time film noir.
Reality, a scenario which the great Director used, frequently provides a great script as the following real incident portrays.
Mackensy Lunsford, Asheville Citizen Times Published 11:15 a.m. ET Oct. 25, 2019 | Updated 12:36 p.m. ET Oct. 25, 2019
ASHEVILLE – Pesky birds caused major headaches for travelers at the Asheville Regional Airport the morning of Oct. 25.
“Extraordinarily large flocks of starlings, thousands of birds, landed on the Asheville Regional Airport airfield this morning, causing an operational hazard for aircraft takeoffs and landings,” airport spokeswoman Tina Kinsey said.
The size of this group of starlings, technically a murmuration, was highly unusual, she said — and also a safety hazard. Starlings were responsible for a plane crash in 1960 that killed 62 people after takeoff from Boston.
The airport immediately implemented its wildlife management plan for this type of situation, which included use of scare tactics to scatter the birds, Kinsey said.
It became apparent the birds were not responding to routine tactics around 9 a.m., so the airport resorted to more bold strategies, employing sirens, firetrucks with water cannons, air cannons and “pyrotechnic noise makers,” to shoo away the offenders, according to Kinsey.
The airport also deployed a veritable fleet of vehicles to discourage the birds from merely flying to a different spot. The flock eventually dispersed, and flights began operating again at approximately 11:10 a.m.
“The airport ops crews will maintain a presence on the airfield throughout the day to ensure the situation is resolved,” Kinsey said. Passengers should monitor flight times for any further delays.
Trick or PFC!!!
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