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Plane Wild

AAWHG Newsletter issue 7 cover

Plane Wild is the AAWHG’s quarterly e-newsletter, distributed to members, and via channels such as the AAA’s e-newsletter, Airport Alert. Plane Wild is published at the beginning of February, May, August and November each year.

If you have a wildlife management event coming up, or a story you would like to contribute, please email Margo Marchbank, Plane Wild editor via

Current issue

April 2021 – issue 7

Issue 7 of Plane Wild features an interview with ecologist, Will Steele; suggests some cost-effective ways for keeping wildlife hazard management top-of-mind during the downtimes, from Andrew Williams of Biodiversity Australia; gives an update on the 2021 forum in Adelaide; the first in a new series, ‘Feathered Focus’ on the Australian white ibis; and more.

AAWHG Newsletter issue 6 2020 cover image

Previous issues

December 2020 – issue 6

This issue of Plane Wild, our final one for the year, looks at the incredible work going on in the 70s and 80s by the then Civil Aviation Authority’s special Bird Hazard Investigation Unit (BHIU); how bird ID has evolved; the wildlife hazard management webinar co-hosted by ICAO and the AAWHG; and more.

August 2020 – issue 5

The August issue of Plane Wild, AAWHG’s quarterly newsletter, looks at the ball-loving, bird-hating newest member of Brisbane Airport’s ground ops team; pays tribute to an icon of Australian ornithology; reports on civil aviation agencies’ wildlife circulars in response to the Covid-19 pandemic; and more.

April 2020 – Issue 4

The April issue of Plane Wild, AAWHG’s quarterly newsletter, looks at a very Australian solution to a camel problem; showcases the second in our series of information sheets – focusing on wildlife management and COVID-19; has an update on the AAWHG’s biennial forum; and more.

December 2019 – Issue 3

The December issue of Plane Wild, AAWHG’s quarterly newsletter, looks at the wildlife hazard management activities of two of our colleagues across the Tasman; showcases the first in a new series of information sheets; calls on the industry and interested organisations to save the date: 16-17 September 2020; and more.

AAWHG Newsletter Issue 2 2019
August 2019 – Issue 2

The August issue of Plane Wild, AAWHG’s quarterly newsletter, looks at the recent, very successful workshop held in Sydney in July; the Australian Museum’s ground-breaking DNA struck species identification service; the new AAWHG website; and more.

May 2019 – Issue 1

The first issue of Plane Wild came out in May 2019, and looked at a black kite strike at the Avalon Airshow, customised wildlife hazard management training for AROs at Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport, the new committee and more.

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