Date: 5/14/17 11:25 am From: James Morgan <jlmm...> Subject: Re: FW: Falcon drone
I chuckle about being told the story about the remote control gull effigy mounted on wheels (before drones for sure). Probably created by Charlie Amlaner who was at U of A BISC (Walla Walla College prior & Indiana State after) Students nicknamed the creature "Frankengull". Probably from back in the 80s It was used to harass the gulls at airports.
On 5/14/2017 10:58 AM, Jeffrey Short wrote: > > First, Happy Mother’s Day to all those qualified. > > */ Some background on the use of robotic birds to manage hazardous > bird populations-/* > > *//* > > */Beginning in the early 1980’s, the South Korean Air Force was > experimenting with effigy falcons that ran along a line across the > airport infield. The target birds habituated to this threat and > ignored it./* > > *//* > > */Later, small, remote-controlled aircraft were used to harass birds > with longer-lasting results. (Remote-controlled boats were also > experimented-with to keep birds off ponds.)/* > > *//* > > */The advent of autonomous drone technology combined with life-like > effigies that can respond to chase birds like a real falcon might be > the ticket: effective and affordable. Stay tuned./* > > *//* > > */This raises the question on how these robotic birds should be listed > in eBird: ROBI?/* > > *//* > > */Jeff/* > > Check out the lifelike robotic falcon scaring birds off an airport > runway > <https://www.yahoo.com/news/check-lifelike-robotic-falcon-scaring-212302233.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma> > > > Text Box: > > > > > Check out the lifelike robotic falcon scaring birds off an airport > runway > > Edmonton International Airport has become the first airport in the > world to employ a fleet of robotic birds of p... > > >