Other Scarecrow News 2018

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Scarecrow Group’s project in USA gets underway.

Scarecrow Group, in conjunction with both Sanford, Orlando International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport s have now formally commenced their project of looking to assist these airports in their quest to improve their bird strike risk (https://www.scarecrow.eu/training-2018/).

Following discussions between Scarecrow Director David Randell, and Sanford’s Executive Vice President, George Speake and a demonstration of what the Scarecrow BIRD tab software could provide (https://www.scarecrow.eu/bird-tab/), George’s opinion was that there was little, if anything, in the US that could rival the analysis and reporting options of the system. The outcome of this was the agreement to a term project, across two airports with differing wildlife issues, both using the Scarecrow system as an integral part of their day to day wildlife operations. Scarecrow would maintain a regular contact/visit programme, and in conjunction with a UK consultant would provide guidance, advice and recommendations based on what the data was revealing.

Scarecrow commented “We are delighted to finally get this project underway, which has been some time in formation. Scarecrow have always believed and which had been borne out by other airports (https://www.scarecrow.eu/luton-airport/), that the analysis of good quality data can lead to making very informed decisions about bird strike risk, and how to get the best results to improve flight safety; we are confident that the commitment shown by these two airports in wanting use this system to improve their risk will bring the desired results”



Celebrating 6 Years.

Whilst the Scarecrow Group has been successfully trading, and dispersing birds from unwanted locations, for some 34 years, the current owners, in celebration of their 6th anniversary of ownership, took all staff out for the evening, dining at The Maze Restaurant, Mayfair, London, the stunning restaurant owned by the renowned world famous chef, Gordon Ramsey. https://www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/maze/

Overlooking the activities in the kitchen, everybody enjoyed excellent food in a stylish environment, with outstanding service being provided.

Next stop in the celebrations – 1st June 2018 – Ladies Day at Epsom horse racing!! http://www.epsomderby.co.uk/the-days/friday/



Great feedback from Latvia

Following the purchase of Scarecrow B.I.R.D. Tab™ in May 2017, and subsequent Training, we have received some fantastic feedback from the Latvian Air Force:

“Lielvarde” is Latvian Air Force airfield. From 2007 through to 2014 the air base was undergoing a major modernization and still is continuing development nowadays. In 2018 air base challenge is to go through certification process. Wildlife hazard management is one of the tasks, which must be implemented in each airfield. That’s why in 2016 there started Bird Strike Control Program. In May 2017 the Latvian Air Force  purchased a SCARECROW B.I.R.D. Tab™ system, which has a  double function – a tool for bird dispersal, and also a method for data collecting, analysis, reporting and saving. Staff  found it very easy and handy for everyday use. SCARECROW B.I.R.D. Tab™  with preinstalled bird distress calls are useful method for bird and animal dispersing .

In May 2017 we had our first 2-day training in the airfield  and then in November 2017 we have participated in the refresher course, we must say it was valuable, rich and it really helped us to understand how to use the software effectively. Now we can say, that finally we are finished the system configuration and SCARECROW B.I.R.D. Tab™ is fully prepared and adapted to our airfield conditions. We hope B.I.R.D. Tab™ will become our main helper in wildlife strike prevention.”