The 2015 Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group forum was held at the Australian Museum in Sydney on 5th & 6th November.
This years forum aimed to address wildlife hazard management issues and challenges that face the Australian and International Aviation industry. There was an impressive speakers program which covered many issues that affect our industry in relation to wildlife hazard management, drawing not only from industry experience and expertise but also providing case studies highlighting best practice experiences and the latest in research and products.
The forum provided not only a platform for delegates to hear from industry leaders but also a social networking function through the lunches and especially the cocktail function held on the terrace of the Australian Museum.
Following are PDF copies of some of the presentations. Day 1 Session 1 Mark Skidmore AM - CASA - Enhancing Safety benefits through collaboration presentation here Wendy Weir - AAWHG/BAC - update presentation here Ashley McAlpine - AAWHG/CASA - Recommended Practices update presentation here Brian Greeves - AAWHG/AusALPA - Recommended Practices: Flight Crew Training presentation here
Session 2 Gary Cooke - Bird Strike Committee USA - Update from the USA & beyond here Pak Wayan Nur - Juanda International Airport, Surabaya Indonesia - The implementation of Wildlife Hazard Management here Lizzie McGregor - Auckland Airport - Innovation at Auckland Airport here
Session 3 Dr Linda Neaves - Australian Museum - Metagenomics for dietary DNA analysis here Dr Anja Divljan - Australian Museum - Biology of winged mammals: bats in urban areas here Dr Ed Herricks - University of Illinois - Avian radar improving situational awareness here
Session 4 David Wiman - AAWHG/Airservices Australia and Brian Greeves - AAWHG/AusALPA - Runway Safety and Wildlife Incursions: Changing Attitudes here
Day 2 Session 1 Mathew Hill (Qantas), Dave Selby (Brisbane Airport), Phil Shaw (Avisure) - Mud wasps and aircraft pitot tubes - issues, management and communication here Dave Selby (Brisbane Airport), Fiona Ryan (Virgin Australia), Ash McAlpine (CASA) - Racing pigeons and aircraft movements here Jeff Follett - Ecosure - Ibis Management Coordination Group (IMCG) presentation here
Session 2 Catriona Dowling - Combat Support Group - Australian Department of Defence case study here Richard Robinson - R2A - Legal due diligence training on wildlife hazard management here Captain James Rorke - Regional Aviation Association of Australia - Regional Aviation and wildlife hazards here
Session 3 Chris Fox - Perth Airport - Perth Airport case study here Callista Cameron - Naturecall - Moranbah Airport case study here Will Jamieson - Avisure - Vancouver International Airport case study here
Session 4 Barney Jones - Remote Piloted Systems - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and applicability for wildlife hazard monitoring here Brett Eaton - Adelaide Airport - Aerolaser trial - Adelaide Airport here Wendy Weir - AAWHG - Forum Reflections here