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Birdstrikes And Food  
User currently offlineAir_Chick_757 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 187 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 796 times:

#1- I´ve seen lots of pictures of aircrafts with an lost engines or broken because of birdstrikes. Is this a problem that Boeing, Airbus and other companies didn´t solved it yet?
#2- I went to Buenos Aires 4 years ago and during the flight (Aerolineas Argentinas) I ate the worst cookies in my entire life. The brand name is Oreo, maybe America´s favorite cookies like I saw on TV someday... Then, in 1996 to LAX the stewardess gave us cookies... Oreo again! God, I couldn´t eat that!
Someone told me that American Airlines or United also have Oreo cookies on the flight service, am I right? Don´t you think Oreo is the worst cookie ever?
#3- Talking about food again...
Am I the only one here who likes (sometimes) the food from aircrafts? Sometimes is a good food, but one thing I hate is the dessert... Melon, orange, watermelon and pineapple... it´s just not good. I don´t like fruits that much. What´s the best aircraft food you ever ate? And the worst?

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User currently offlineTAAG747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 794 times:

If Airlines served birds for their inflight meals then there would be fewer birds to ruin jet engines.


User currently offlineMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 794 times:

I don't think such an engine could be made, that could survive a bird strike. And by the way, Boeing or Airbus don't have anything to do with the manufacturing of the engines, so it's not up to them to try to do anything about it anyway. I guess the only thing that can be done is to paint spirals on to the centers of the engine fans, which are supposed to scare birds away from the engines. But obviously even that can't totally prevent it from happening.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 794 times:

hey Air Chick.......i like Oreo cookies !!!!


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineUnited#52 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Best: United flight 52 HNL-LAX 747-200 Business Class upper deck -- macadamia nut chicken.

User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 796 times:

I have been on ther flight deck during a birstrike and let me tell you they make a BIG bang when they hit.

As for engines and food - if the bird is small enough it will go in one end and come out the other grilled and ready to eat. When they can figure out how to get the bird onboard the aircraft after this, our food problems shall be solved.

Regards
Craig Murray


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 794 times:

That is absolutely untrue, nothing that goes in a jet engine comes out. The passages are way too small to let anything but air pass through. The only way anything is getting through is if it bypasses the core and goes out with the bypass air. But it wouldn't resemble anything like a bird when it exited. It would be itsy bitsy pieces of bloody feathers, and it wouldn't be cooked.

User currently offline777rules From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 795 times:

hey!

i find aircraft food disgusting!


User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 794 times:

I enjoy aircraft food, in most cases. Chicken is my favourite, but it's almost the only thing u get inflight, heh.

Then after I'm done with it, I accurately sort all the equipment on the tray and clean everything up before the FAs start the raid of collection.

Heh, there were times when a FA would stare at my clean and nice tray: "Hm... interesting..." :).

And I don;t understand people who hand in their trays looking as if after some messy party... napkins, remainders of food, spoons & forks everywhere... Gees.

Alex Alexeyev
Scotland - Russia



An2/24/28,Yak42,Tu154/134,IL18/62/96,B737/757/767,A310/320/319,F100,BAe146,EMB-145,CRJ,A340-600,B747-400,A-330-300,A-340
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Never mind, Craig, I enjoyed your reply :) I was thinking along the same lines but couldn't put it as well as you did.

User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 795 times:

Thanks David,

Seems like you can't shed a little humour without someone taking you seriously.

Mr Jetpilot, I am fully aware of the principles of operation of a jet engine and that no bird will ever pass through cooked and ready to eat. It was a joke........

As for airline food - chicken seems to be the primary inflight meal. Seems surreal that a bird that cannot fly is one of the most frequent flyers of them all, albeit as someones meal. But hey, beggars can't be choosers!

Regards
Craig


User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Craig!
Naturally youre a funny bloke... youre Aussie like me!
:)
GOod call mate
Cya later


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 794 times:

The engine makers build the engines tough enough to survive most bird strikes, but a lot of the responsibility for avoiding strikes falls on the airport. There are some sort of high-pitched sound devices that are designed to scare birds away from runways, and at some airports I've seen big plaster owl statues placed on the terminal and jetways. I guess they serve the same purpose.

Southwest Florida International just bought a border collie named Jet to do nothing but run around the airport gounds and chase away birds. It's a cool story, located here:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/990519/sw_fla_air_1.html


User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (15 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 794 times:

I love BA's Business class meals. on their trans-atlantic flights you get a nice filling dinner and a warm breakfast

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (15 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 794 times:

BA supplies warm breakfast even on its regional routes!! All times when I flew Glasgow GLA - London LGW, there was always becon, scrambled egg, tomatoes (warm!) and orange juice. This rox.

I also like their salads. They tend to put most unusual ingredients there.. :)

Alex Alexeyev
Scotland - Russia.



An2/24/28,Yak42,Tu154/134,IL18/62/96,B737/757/767,A310/320/319,F100,BAe146,EMB-145,CRJ,A340-600,B747-400,A-330-300,A-340
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 15, posted (15 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Agreed, SashA. I haven't had a better breakfast than BA's and that's usually on the GLA - LHR shuttle as well.

User currently offlineIce Cream Man From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (15 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Some airports use falcons as well (the birds, not the business jets) to scare other birds away. I have seen them around, a guy with a falcon on his arm.

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