Halifax, Nova Scotia was the location of this year's North American Bird Strike Conference.
The Conference highlights recent developments and ideas on addressing wildlife hazards to aircraft that occur in the airport environment.
BSC individual presentations, panel discussions and workshops, international and technical sessions provide a forum to professionals to have an open dialogue and creative exchange of ideas; attendees include military and civilian personnel responsible for airfield operations, wildlife and wetlands resource managers, FAA inspectors - including Airports, Air Traffic and Flight Standards, airline and aircraft owners and operators, engineers, pilots, aerospace manufacturers, aviation industry representatives, waste management operators, researchers.. and the list goes on.
Since 2009 Hawkey's Dan Frankian has been a part of the conference. This year, he delivered a presentation on pelllet rifles and their use in bird and wildlife control as it pertains to airports and aviation safety. Dan Frankian is an excellent marksman himself, in fact he is a trained sniper. His talk delved into available 'accessories' such as scopes, blinds, rangefinders to improve shooting accuracy, associated costs, as well as rules about silencers.
The presentation was extremely well received.
Below are some photos from the conference and here is a markup of the presentation on air rifles: