BASH program is booming at Kunsan

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  • By Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker
  • 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The Bird/wildlife Aircraft Striking Hazard program is implemented at Kunsan to keep the runways clear of animals. Birds and other wildlife can pose a significant risk to aircraft at high speeds or even when taxiing across the flightline. Through Kunsan’s BASH program, airmen patrol the flightline daily using three primary methods to deter these hazards. Those methods include predator calls, noise cannons and shotguns. Maximizing the safety of pilots and minimizing the risk of damage to aircraft continue to be key objectives for the BASH program. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker)