KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6760 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Migration times are the prime times for bird strikes..... Spring and early fall
Yep, had one two years ago in a GA bird at PDX (at 9:00 in the evening nonetheless-you'd think birds would quit flying at night!). The only damage was some blood and feathers that got caught in an inspection panel on the wing. Scared the hell out of us, we were doing the ILS into 28R (VFR practice approach) when it sounded like someone fired a shot gun at us. It was around this time of the year...
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
N231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2673 times:
Just this past summer, in early August, I had to help pick up about 50 European Starlings' remains off the runway at CLE. The aircraft that hit the flock, a CO BE1900, was beginning to flare, and an inspection revealed a little, but not severe, damage.