Certain individuals are a nuisance to the flight line and the operations conducted there. They congregate around the runway and can cause thousands of dollars in damage to aircraft if left unmanaged. This troublesome group isn’t the typical adversary: they are birds.
Master Sgt. Theodore Muto, 8th Fighter Wing flight safety manager, and the Bird and Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard group, also known as BASH, help control the population of birds and other animals around the flight line using a variety of methods.