RALEIGH – Wildlife can wreak havoc at an airport. Birds and other
animals can damage planes on the ground or cause accidents by flying into the
engines or roaming on airport grounds.
The N.C. Department of
Transportation’s Division of Aviation, under the direction of Airport Project
Manager Jennifer Fuller, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service – Wildlife Services are offering a training
session for airport operations personnel at Davidson County Airport in
Lexington on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
These free sessions will provide
technical outreach and other services designed to increase safety at airports.
“This free training will give our
airports the tools to make their facilities as safe as possible,” said Division
of Aviation Director Richard Walls.
Topics covered include:
For more information, contact Fuller
at (919) 840-0112 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- General overview of wildlife hazards to aviation;
- Review of the Wildlife Hazard Assessment and Wildlife
Hazard Management Plan process;
- Rules, regulations, legal reminders, wildlife permits;
- Wildlife attractants and habitat management;
- Integrated management of wildlife hazards; and
- Safety issues with equipment and procedures.