Division of Aviation to Sponsor Free Wildlife Hazard Training Session for Airport Personnel at Davidson County Airport on Sept. 26 Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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:

  • 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. 
For more information, contact Fuller at (919) 840-0112 or via e-mail at jmfuller@ncdot.gov.




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