Birds bigger threat to planes than dogs

The notion that a dog on the runway could cause an accident is possible but flies in the fact the runway is in a waterfowl flyway.

Editor,

Re: Fencing to be installed to block access to Revelstoke airport area wetlands, revelstoketimesreview.com, News, Mar. 28

Regarding the possible closing of the river flats by the airport to the public.

The wife and I ski, hike and birdwatch in the area and enjoy the interaction with nature.

We meet many others enjoying their outing there.

I understand that there is an agreement with BC Hydro to have reasonable recreational access to the area during the draw-down period.

The notion that a dog on the runway could cause an accident is possible but flies in the fact that the runway is in a waterfowl flyway and habitat area which means that an airplane has millions more chances of hitting a goose than a dog.

In fact, geese are often seen sitting on the runway.

Possibly put up ‘No Trespassing’ signs on the west side of the runway and prosecute trespassers.

If anyone wanted to sabotage anything at the airport it would be easy to get by any fence if someone is determined.

Leave us our recreation area.

Allan McInnes,

 

Revelstoke

 

 

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