How do airplanes avoid birds?

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asked Jun 14, 2022 in Aircraft by JWalkz899 (900 points)
How do airplanes avoid birds?

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answered Jun 14, 2022 by Yracoony (2,390 points)
Airplanes typically avoid birds through colors and jet engine spinners which typically repel birds.

One of the most popular methods to scare birds off airport land is firing air cannons when birds are present in an area of aircraft activity, but airports also often alter the nearby landscape to be less bird-friendly, filling in ponds or replacing grass with gravel.

If a bird hits a plane it can cause damage to the planes exterior and if the bird gets sucked into the engine it could cause the engine to fail.

Bird strikes on planes can sometimes result in loss of thrust in the engine(s) or the cracking of the surface of the canopy or windshield.

These cracks can sometimes disrupt the air pressure inside the cabin and result in altitude loss or other flight-related problems.

Once on the ground airplanes use brakes such as disc brakes to stop the airplane.

The plane that has a parachute is the Cirrus Airplane.

Cirrus continues to be the only company to include a whole airframe parachute as standard equipment on all certified aircraft models.

All Cirrus airplanes are equipped with: the Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System (CAPS), which employs a large chute to float the entire aircraft to the ground in the event of a catastrophic situation, which this certainly was.

You can bring a parachute on a plane although you most often have to place it with your other baggage and not your carry on baggage.

According to TSA you may transport parachutes, either with or without Automatic Activation Devices, in carry-on or checked bags.

Parachutes should always be packed separately from other baggage.

If a TSA officer determines that a bag must be opened to inspect the parachute, you must be present to assist in the inspection.

IT IS MOST unlikely that a parachute will be of use if a passenger plane crashes.

Even a plane-load of active military parachutists takes several minutes of reasonably steady flight to exit.

Parachuting takes nerve, skill, and strength.

Planes don't provide parachutes to passengers because plane crashes are rare and the plane usually crashes well before passengers have time to get the parachute on and jump.

Also you could still be injured or killed if you jump out of a plane without any experience.

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