Bird Strike Committee Proceedings


Date of this Version

September 2007


When in 1994 an important CAA executive and former boss of mine, just appointed Chairperson of Bird Strike Committee Italy, telephoned me and in a “friendly” manner “ordered” me to prepare a paper and a presentation for a bird strike meeting which was going to be held soon in Palermo, three things immediately appeared clear to me: 1) Palermo was a beautiful town that I hadn’t visited since I was a teenager, therefore a Government paid week-end was not so bad. 2) I had no idea what to say at the meeting as my ignorance about bird strikes was almost absolute. 3) My ignorance on such a issue probably was not an isolated phenomenon, since the Chairperson was searching speakers to fill the agenda, rather than the contrary.