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PostSubject: Aviation Question   20th January 2009, 07:40

Thinking about the plane brought down by a flock of geese, and just wondering.

Obviously we can't just "get rid" of the geese. And deterrents don't seem to work.

I know NOTHING about aeronautics, so this is likely a dumb question, but here goes:

Why can't they put some kind of grill or grate over the part of the engine that sucks in the birds? There must be a reason why they can't, or they would have done so, but I'm wondering what it is?

Use layman's terms, please. I haven't even figured out what keeps airplanes in the air. I know they told me in school, but science wasn't my best subject. (Don't answer that one, just the bird one) Thanks! big grin
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PostSubject: Re: Aviation Question   20th January 2009, 09:46

Not a dumb question at all Mike. I don't know for sure, but I would guess that those engines are so powerful that they haven't yet been able to come up with anything strong enough to withstand the pressure. Just my guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviation Question   20th January 2009, 19:44

That is an excellent question Mike and a great answer Jackie, I think that not only would it not withstand the pressure, but it would interfere with the wind speed that keeps the plane in the air.
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PostSubject: Re: Aviation Question   21st January 2009, 12:11

Yeah what Terry said. The plane would fall out of the sky. faint

Truthfully I have no idea either big grin
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PostSubject: Re: Aviation Question   21st January 2009, 16:08

A plane can only fly if the speed is enough for lift off I think dunno I should know, my dad was a pilot in WWII but, I forget
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PostSubject: Re: Aviation Question   21st January 2009, 19:21

Not a dumb question AT ALL....I was wondering the exact same thing myself!!
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PostSubject: Re: Aviation Question   22nd January 2009, 14:30

I am so happy for you and Dustin Heather love
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PostSubject: Re: Aviation Question   22nd January 2009, 21:27

Thanks Terry love
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PostSubject: Re: Aviation Question   22nd January 2009, 21:40

I think if you block the intake it will lose power. They were talking about this on CNN
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