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Old 11-26-2019, 02:33 PM
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Default Deer on runway

Thought you guys would like this great photo of the RV8 clearing the runway. Buck was right behind her.

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Old 11-26-2019, 03:23 PM
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Back when I did a study of runway incursions, deer were a significant presence, if I recall correctly.
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Old 11-26-2019, 03:56 PM
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That's a heck of a picture!! There must be a good meme in there somewhere...
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:18 PM
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Default Close call

I once had a very close call with a deer when landing at KMFD as a student pilot. I learned a very important lesson about wildlife at airports.
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:34 PM
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Take a look at my thread ?Buck meets RV7? and count your blessings! It is looking 50/50 whether mine is declared a total loss.
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:03 PM
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There is a Beech Baron that flies in and out of Bloomington Indiana; that has had 4 different deer strikes at the Bloomington airport.

Part of the problem is that the departures were most often at dawn and arrivals at dusk.

Caution Bio-Hazard.....
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:34 PM
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Those pests are regulars at my airport. They are hiding in the woods most of the day and start encroaching toward the runways by the dusk. They are not scared at all. Multiple herds up to dozen animals. I usually bump the throttle quickly several times while over the threshold they move out of the way for a minute then walk back. Every single day from early spring to late autumn. Local pilots learn to live with them, transients get an encounter at least twice a year. There was a student pilot on his x-country solo recently. Stuck for hours waiting for the school mechanic to come and access the damage. Flew away by the end of the day...
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Old 11-26-2019, 07:32 PM
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That?s why I posted it


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Take a look at my thread ?Buck meets RV7? and count your blessings! It is looking 50/50 whether mine is declared a total loss.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:21 PM
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Deer are getting bored with getting their timing right to hit cars, they've got it down. Airplanes are a new challenge.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:58 PM
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Thought you guys would like this great photo of the RV8 clearing the runway. Buck was right behind her.

I assume its you?? Who took the picture?
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