LaGuardia Posts

LGA Airport To Get Greater Bird Safety Measures

Last week the department of US transport announced further measures to reduce the number of birdstrikes over the City Of New York, specifically around the area of the trash transfer station less that half a mile from LaGuardia Airport.

This new measure is brought forward in response to the meeting in June of last between US representatives and the US secretary for transportation in which the potential risks to aircraft and human life were outlined.

Gary Ackerman, one of the representatives said “Although we remain opposed to this garbage transfer station being constructed so close to LaGuardia’s runway, we applaud these additional safeguards.”

Geese Gassing the Newest Weapon Vs. Bird Strikes

I can always count on Johnny Jet to provide me with the latest travel news. His Tweet let me know about a story in today’s NY Post about a mission that Port Authority is on to kill geese. These are the bad geese who often get sucked into jetliner turbines.

Bird control is a big topic on travel sites everywhere, and now any goose within five miles of Kennedy and LaGuardia airports has a target on his back.

Airport Supervisors will learn to use gas to cleanly kill the large black honking birds, who gather on the grass next to the tarmac and are feared by pilots and passengers alike. Already more than 1250 geese have been ‘removed’ near LaGuardia. But more geese blood is to be spilled soon.

One ornithologist has suggested that the kill take place during molting season, when the geese can’t fly. In late June, the season will be here, and the killing will begin.

In addition to the kill, new state-of-the art bird radar will be going up at JFK to better detect the birds.