Old 15th Sep 2017, 02:25
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piperboy84
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Glens o' Angus by way of LA
Age: 56
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
A short while ago, while on short final in a C182, I flew through a flock of smallish (thrush-sized) birds and heard a thump.

After landing, I checked the wing and stabilizer leading-edges and the struts, and didnít see any damage. Then I noticed some feathers on a prop blade and blood on the engine cowling. Luckily no damage to the aircraft, although the bird wasnít so lucky.

This was the first time for me in over 3000 flights and no pilots I know have ever mentioned bird strikes. How common is this?
I42, yourself and I had a rather close encounter with a large gull between downtown LA and Hollywood a few years back.
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