BASH program decreases bird strikes, makes air space safer for pilots

Maj. Will Rose, 12th Flying Training Wing Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard Program manager and T-6A Texan II flight safety officer, fires a paintball gun into a tree full of birds to scare them away July 13, 2016 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. BASH Program team members use bangers, screamers and cracker shells, which are various types of pyrotechnics, to scare birds and wildlife away from where aircraft are taking off and landing.

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Lauren Ely
VIRIN: 160713-F-XF990-027.JPG
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