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  • I was told a long time ago that having the weather radar turned on when at low altitudes helps to scare birds out of your way because the can sense/feel the radar. Casey also mentioned this in another answer of his. Is there any evidence that weather radar actually scares off birds, or is this another "urban aviation legend"?

  • At a controlled airport, the tower advises large flocks of small birds at the approach end of the runway. I'm in a small trainer like a Cherokee or Cessna 172. Should I request to land the other way (Rwy 9 vs 27), proceed as normal but just expect them to only be a distraction? What are the best options here?

  • The reason for my arguments here are (assuming that you have sufficient runway distance): That with less thrust, less force should also be required to hold the aircraft as desired, and possibly the a...

  • Unfortunately, my skills and understanding of radar and the like are very limited, but if somebody could enlighten me why there is no such thing as a dual bird/weather radar to switch to? I've unders...

  • I recall that during US1549's birdstrike incident that resulted in it landing on the Hudson, a large amount of migrating geese weighing upto 20lbs each were sucked into the A320's engines — far ...