Birds pose a serious threat to aviation safety. Since the early days of aviation, collisions of aircraft and birds have taken place, sometimes with fatal consequences. Generally, the damage increases with size and weight of the bird species involved and the aircraft's speed and impact location. Also, the behaviour of bird species influences the risks, for instance flocking or certain migration patterns and flying altitudes. Military exercises involve flying at high speed an low altitude, and are exposed to a more serious risk.

 

It is obvious that if there is a water pond near the airfield, it will attract the bird species around. Covering the water ponds around the airfields with Bird Ball™, will minimize the risk of bird strikes to the airplanes.