You can make $76,000 a year scaring birds in sunny Florida5/25/2012
Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport is offering $76,252 dollars a year to someone who can fill a pretty crucial position in aviation: shooing birds away from the airports. They're budgeting $118,000 to clear their airspace of feathered friends in 2012, an investment they believe could save "hundreds of millions of dollars, and/or hundreds of lives." It's true: Birds striking planes can lead to smashed windshields, emergency landings or even cost a jet its engine. Airports generally use cartoonish tactics like physically waving the birds away, shooting flare guns, fireworks and cannons, and some airports even keep small dogs and falcons near runways. Think you have a better idea of how to shoo the birds? Well, it might be worth $76,000 a year.
What is your suggestion for clearing birds away from airports?