2013 Forum

The 2013 “Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group Forum” was held at the Queensland Museum with our event partner the Australian Airports Association.

The 2013 forum featured a two day program with an international keynote address provided by Sanne Patijn from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. A tour of Brisbane Airport was also facilitated on the second day.

For the first time, this forum featured a AAWHG Industry Award ​ that was presented to FLTLT Bruce Preston from RAAF Base Edinburgh. Bruce was recognised for his management and direction of the Base Wildlife Management Program which is now viewed within Defence as the “Future Standard” for aviation wildlife management. In addition, Bruce was recognised for his assistance in the development of Australia’s first working avian radar system.

Presentations were made at the forum by a number of experts, consultants and speakers currently working in the field of wildlife hazard management. Some of these presentations included:

  • A history of 10 years of the AAWHG
  • AAWHG Recommended Practices on Wildlife Hazard Management
  • ATSB: Characterisation of Australian Aviation Wildlife Strikes
  • National Airports Safeguarding Advisory Group (NASAG) Wildlife Guidelines
  • World Birdstrike Association Update
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Bird Control Program
  • A Pilot Perspective on Wildlife Hazards
  • Tower Scenarios following an birdstrike event
  • Airports and Bird Attraction – Brisbane Airport Example
  • Birds of Prey and Airport Attraction
  • Flying-fox Species: Essential Information for Airports, ATC & Pilots
  • Legal Compliance and Wildlife Strike Events
  • Pilot Wildlife Hazard Training & Education Syllabus
  • Defence Wildlife Management Strategy
  • Integrated Mitigation Systems Utilising Avian Radar
  • Wildlife Strike Hazard Management Training
  • Specific Endophyte-Infected Grasses for the Aviation
  • Avian Radar & Other Technology Trials at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Australian Airport Case Studies on the Use of Trained Dogs for Wildlife Hazard
    Management
  • RAAF Edinburgh Wildlife Hazard Management Program
  • Open panel and discussion sessions

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