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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Plane Truth

There isn’t much buzz about the proposed Central Texas Airport these days. So why has traffic to this site actually been increasing? Our stats tell us that about 95% of the traffic is coming from bookmarks or links in emails etc. So just who has been visiting us?

A clue arrived in an email from Rose Bridger in the UK announcing her book titled Plane Truth: Aviation’s Real Impacts on People and the Environment. We had no idea how many communities worldwide were fighting battles similar to ours! That could account for the increased interest in the StopCTA site.

Should we find ourselves having to do another round with airport development in Bastrop County, this book could help us craft an even more effective opposition.

Collision course

More bird strike news from NBC, this time from MacDill AFB in Florida. Shows what a vulture can do to the nose of a small jet.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Birds on the wing

This post is dedicated to those who think that birds on the wing are not a threat to airplanes and public safety. Five years ago, Canada geese disabled both engines of a passenger jet that eventually landed in the Hudson river. This five-year anniversary report is from NBC Nightly news today. Unfortunately, you’ll have to bear with the promo at the beginning . . .

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