GET­TING THE BIRD

Pilot - - SAFETY MATTERS -

Pic­tured above is the side panel of Howard Cook’s Chip­munk canopy af­ter it was shat­tered by a bird strike re­cently. What kind of bird? “Too fast to see. I was look­ing out for other air­craft to star­board but felt the whoosh and the bang, and the canopy panel dis­ap­pear­ing be­hind me!” says Howard.

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