Author: Gary Searing

Two Russian Pilots Killed In Helicopter Crash In Syria

A Russian military helicopter crashed on May 7 over eastern Syria, killing both pilots, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The ministry was quoted as saying that the Ka-52 helicopter was on a routine flight when it crashed and that the two pilots’ bodies were found after a search. It added that a technical malfunction may […]

Launch of Bird Collision Avoidance System Will Save Lives, Money

Jan 4, 2018 News by Gary Searing
RIYADH: A highly innovative system that can save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in losses inflicted by collisions between aircraft and birds was launched here on Tuesday. The Bird Collision Avoidance System (BCAS), developed by the Bulgarian company Volacom, has been recognized by the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the state-owned aviation regulatory […]

Snowy owl invasion a phenomenon of nature

Dec 18, 2017 News by Gary Searing
If we needed yet another example of the far-reaching connectivity of ecosystems, habitat and the species that dwell on this planet, the snowy owl comes through for us. This majestic resident of the open tundra of the high Arctic has been making appearances throughout the Lake Erie region over the past month, here on a […]

Bird Carcasses Found at AR Helicopter Crash Site, NTSB Says

Dec 2, 2017 News by Gary Searing
ARKANSAS COUNTY, Ark. – A preliminary investigation has been completed in the Nov. 19 crash of a medical helicopter that killed all three people on board. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report released on Friday states that "several bird carcasses were located in the wreckage of the helicopter." The day after the crash, local […]

Where Birds and Planes Collide, a Winged Robot May Help

Nov 28, 2017 News by Gary Searing
The bird, apparently a female falcon, wheels into view 100 feet over Edmonton International Airport, flapping her wings — hunting behavior. She pursues a flock of starlings, which scatter into the safety of the woods. The falcon is majestic, graceful and resolute. She is also a machine — a battery, sensors, GPS, barometer and flight […]