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Sven
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Snarge

Postby Sven » Wed May 10, 2017 10:27 pm

When a birdstrike occurs and it leaves unidentifiable goo all over the damaged plane, the remains of the bird is called snarge.
Carla Dove will tell you all about it.
http://vertebrates.si.edu/birds/MeetCarlaDove.html

Now you know.
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Flying a Mooney M20D. One of only 3 fixed-gear Mooney aircraft still flying.

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Re: Snarge

Postby AirportDude » Thu May 11, 2017 2:28 pm

Snarge is a good indicator you hit something, and I'm one of those folks who has to go out onto the runway to find the remains! If the carcass can't be found, or just too mangled to identify, then we send what feathers we can to the Smithsonian to identify. They're really good in coming up with the correct species, and their findings usually take no more than a week or so.


Then of course, you have the more dramatic birdstrikes...
Birdstrike.jpg
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Jeff
Switching to advisory, squawking VFR. Good day!
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