Key issues discussed at the Steering Committee meeting included:
- Wildlife Strikes, Version 4.0, which was launched last week. This new version of the FAA Wildlife Strike Database will result in a much shorter turnaround time from reporting to publishing searchable data.
- Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5200-33B, “Wildlife Hazard Attractants On and Near Airports” has been revised to reflect comments received, and the revised AC is due out soon.
- BSC USA Website Revisions, which will be reorganized to promote easier access and a revised press kit.
Following the Steering Committee meeting, BSC USA committee members participated in a joint lunch meeting with committee members of Bird Strike Association of Canada.
Joint Meeting with International Bird Strike Committees
A joint meeting of Bird Strike North America and International Bird Strike Committees was held during the afternoon. The meeting was led by Gary Searing, Executive Director of Bird Strike Association of Canada, and John Weller, Chairman, Bird Strike Committee USA. The joint meeting provided a great launch into the 2019 conference by including strong presentations describing noteworthy wildlife hazard management programs in Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, the UK and Poland.
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