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Episode 8 - How to manage Fairy Martins
Avisure’s Principal Consultant, Kylie Patrick, is joined by our Wildlife Biologist, Alexandra Stone. In this episode, Kylie and Alex talk about a small but very common bird on Australian airports, Fairy Martins (Petrochelidon ariel). They discuss how to identify them from other similar species, their strike risk, and ways to manage them on airports.
Avisure’s Principal Consultant, Kylie Patrick, is joined by Martin Ziviani, Senior Wildlife Biologist for Avisure. In this Avicast episode, Kylie and Marty talk about why identifying birds on airports is critical to an effective wildlife management program. They talk about how challenging it can be for people who aren’t specifically trained in ornithology (the science of birds), or for those who aren’t that interested in birds, and how these challenges can be overcome using a few simple tips.
In this episode Kylie Patrick is joined by Captain Brian Greeves, Director of Aviation Solutions and a safety and technical consultant for the Australian & International Pilots Associations. We discuss some of the challenges pilots face when confronted with wildlife hazards and identify gaps in training to help pilots mitigate strikes.
In this episode Kylie Patrick is joined again by our Principal Biologist, Will Jamieson, where they talk about some key rules airports should consider if they want their wildlife hazard management programs to be effective.
Kylie Patrick is joined by Martin Ziviani, Senior Wildlife Biologist for Avisure. In this Avicast episode, Kylie and Marty talk about using dogs on airports to disperse wildlife. They discuss what’s involved in finding the right dog, training the dog and handler, and some of the risks and challenges with using dogs on airports.
Kylie Patrick is joined by Nick Yearwood, a freelance aviation consultant from the UK (International Birdstrike) who worked for the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority for 36 years. Nick’s regulatory experience spans oversight/ compliance, policy decision making with international influencing, working with airport operators, global air carriers, and ground handling organisations. As a regulator, he spent many years working with airports around the UK and EU on wildlife hazard management, and in this episode Kylie and Nick talk about the role of the regulator in aviation wildlife hazard management.
Avisure’s Principal Consultant, Kylie Patrick is joined by our Principal Biologist/Regional Manager, Will Jamieson. In this episode Kylie and Will talk about a uniquely Australian issue, kangaroos on airports. They discuss the significant strike risk associated with such a large terrestrial mammal and how airports can manage the risk, with a particular emphasis on good fences to exclude them from airside areas.
Avisure’s Principal Consultant, Kylie Patrick, is joined by Phil Shaw, Managing Director of Avisure and Ecosure. In this first AviCast episode, Kylie and Phil talk about what listeners can expect from AviCast, introduce the global bird strike database, and discuss some of the strengths and challenges in the way the aviation industry approaches wildlife hazard management.
Avicast is Avisure’s very own podcast, focusing on trends and news in the aviation wildlife industry.