PRLog - Nov. 24, 2009 - SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- An engineer/pilot has patented a bird strike warning system for pilots to avoid birds. There are more birds and more planes fighting for the same piece of sky. Something must be done to find a permanent technical solution to prevent bird strikes. It takes a person with experience in aviation and technology to put the pieces together to solve the problem. Over the past 25 years, aircraft collisions with birds have caused many large airliners to crash and hundreds of lives to be lost. It is estimated that aircraft bird strikes annually cost the aviation industry $650 million in the United States and over $1.2 billion worldwide. In the next 10 years, annual US air passenger traffic is expected to increase from the current value of 600 million to 1 billion. We have been lucky so far; the recent ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson is a warning sign that should not be ignored. We need to start investing in technology to permanently solve this problem just as we solved the problem of mid-air collisions and collisions with the ground. The book; “One Strike and You’re Out” discusses the efforts of those who are currently working on this problem, the approaches they are taking in order to solve it, and the latest technologies that are brought together in a patented bird strike warning system for pilots.
One Bird Strike and You're Out! Solutions to Prevent Bird Strikes
The book describes how agencies throughout the nation and all over the globe are collaborating to diminish the chances of these accidents occurring. Expert airline pilot commentary is provided to allow the reader to understand the complete NTSB transcript of Flight 1549. Dr. LeMieux shares his own personal experience with a bird strike in a supersonic military jet and delineates survival procedures for airline passengers in the event of a water landing. Information and insights from various fields and agencies are gathered together to provide readers with a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges that must be overcome in order to make this bird strike problem a thing of the past. “One Bird Strike and You’re Out!” can be purchased online at Amazon.com.
Doctor Jerry LeMieux has over 35 years and 10,000 hours of aviation experience. He has flown military fighter aircraft and is a major airline pilot. He was responsible for solving national aviation issues as an Executive Safety Chairman for the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA). He holds the BS, MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and has over 22 years of experience with design, development, integration and test of airborne and ground-based radar systems. Dr. LeMieux has been on the staff and faculty at MIT, Boston University, Daniel Webster College, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he has taught courses in electrical and aeronautical engineering and advanced mathematics. While piloting a fighter aircraft, he has personally experienced an aircraft bird strike that resulted in the loss of a jet engine. He has filed three patents for an aircraft bird strike warning system.
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