Bird Air Strike Hazard (BASH) Prevention  

Protect Your Aircraft! Do you know that less than 20% of all bird strikes are reported? All BASH Programs that include falconry will reduce the number of actual incidents by at least 80%.

The Ronin Air Ecological Wildlife Services BASH Program includes the use of decoys, bird trapping methods associated with traditional falconry, dart and gas systems, and powerful "Hazing" techniques. Specifically, RAFS employs the following mitigation applications, methods, processes and techniques in its BASH Program: Robotic raptor replicants, custom noose harness's plastic raptor robots, cage trapping, mist net trapping, bird lyme trapping, drop net trapping, rocket net launcher systems, tranquilizer dart and gas systems, shotgunning (if permitted) pyrotechnics, lasers and strobes. Additionally some projects benefit from the use of hazing canines such as border collies, whippets, or English pointers, and may be requested.

If you retain us, we can do the same applications that you may already be doing. We are licensed wholesalers and distributors of many of the previously listed tools, all made in the USA. So for one rate you will get the same applications combined with falconry services. Our birds (falcons, hawks and owls) are specially trained for airport work and as natural predators they trigger the predator-prey instinct genetically encoded in the prey bird species we are contracted to eliminate from the airfield and drive far from the airport area. We guarantee it.

The RAES BASH program is so effective because *in addition* to the traditional techniques of professional falconry such as specially airport-trained daytime hazing falcons, "night hawking," and constant trapping techniques, we define a RAFS BASH Program as a falconry program that is fully integrated with a complete Airport Wildlife Management Program. Therefore we incorporate into our BASH Program the accepted international standard for effective Wildlife Management Programs. As specified in the 2013 ICAO manual for Wildlife Management at Airports (ICAO Document 9137), an Airport Wildlife Management Program should include: (1) The designation of a wildlife control officer responsible for the management of wildlife on the airport; (2) The establishment of a land use plan with regard to effective land use on and off the airport as it pertains to the wildlife control program; (3) The implementation of ecological measures to reduce wildlife attractiveness at the airport and in the vicinity; (4) The inclusion of a habitat management program at the airport or the creation of the program if not already in place; (5) We insist on the absolute exclusion of bird and wildlife attracting landfills within a distance of at least 14 KM from the airport perimeter fence line; (6) An assessment of the current airport fence to determine its effectiveness at preventing wildlife incursions and improving the fence line as necessary; (7) The use of hazing methods at the airport, as described above (e.g. the use of predator species such as falcons and hawks to haze problem birds, the use of pyrotechnics, lasers, strobes and animal distress sound recordings. (8) The use of the latest technologies in bird control and bird air strike warning and reporting systems. (9) Consistent, accurate reporting of bird strikes. And equally as important is the insistence by RAFS Management that in addition to confirmed bird strikes the airport personnel also report near misses and suspected air strikes (even when there is little evidence). (10) The use of standardized reporting, using the form defined in ICAO Document 1937. If you are interested in learning more about our BASH Programs, our professional experience at civil airports and military air bases, or our 100% bird abatement guarantee, please call or email us. We will be happy to design a program specific to your needs, including professional EIR's (Environmental Impact Reports) and Falconry BASH service proposals.

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Some of our references include:

  • US Air Force Plant 42, Northrop Grumman: B2 Stealth Bomber base
  • US Air Force Plant 42, Boeing/NASA: Boeing/NASA Space Shuttle Works
  • Long Beach Intl Airport, Boeing, Boeing 717 Works

    Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs)

  • "2000: Moffet Naval Air Station / Onizuka AFB, US Navy, P-3 Orion and C-130 base. Problem birds: Pigeons roosting in Windtunnels
  • "2001: Lemoore Naval Air Station, US Navy, "West Coast Fighter Group," F16/F18 base. Problem birds: Pigeons in fighter hangars
  • "2002: Eilsen AFB North Pole Alaska, US Air Force, F16/F18 and F4 Warthog Tank-Buster base Problem birds: Semi-Polmigated Plovers, 11 confirmed air strikes in 3 weeks (means 40 or 50 actual strikes)

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