Birds vs. Bombers
The ongoing saga of the Navy's attempt to build a jet landing field next to the wintering grounds for tens of thousands of geese continues.
Today, the Navy did test flights to see what will happen when the birds are disturbed. From the News and Observer's coverage:
The Navy performed a dozen flyovers of the site of a planned outlying field in Eastern North Carolina this morning.
The site is near federal wildlife preserves where waterfowl winter. Opponents say the 30,000-acre site near Plymouth would threaten the economy and environment and place pilots at risk for collisions with waterfowl.
Today as the jets roared over, flocks of tundra swans took to the air. Opponents say the planes and pilots are endangered by possible collisions with the birds.
I had hoped this issue was settled. A judge told the Navy to halt their activities back in February, but unfortunately an appeals court ruled that preparations can continue.
What do you think should happen?