BSC-USA and AAAE continued Partnership for 2012 Meeting
Bird Strike Committee USA/Canada meetings have grown in popularity over the past decade. Because of the growth in attendance and increased emphasis on training and interaction with other organizations in the aviation industry, BSC-USA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) in 2006 to collaborate with meetings held in the USA. AAAE handles registration and meeting logistics, and BSC-USA handles the technical program and training sessions. This partnership has enhanced the quality of meetings and advanced the integration of BSC-USA and wildlife risk mitigation into the mainstream of the aviation industry.
The 2012 USA meeting, hosted by Memphis International Airport on 13-16 August, was highly successful. There were 267 attendees.
Winners of the Photo contest were:
Jenny Mastantuano (First and second place)
Alan Schumacher (Third place)
Kyle Scapple (Fourth place)
Winners of the Poster contest were:
Danielle Weise (First place)
Mikaela Lunda (Second place)
Trudi Biedrzycki (Third place)
Jeffry Frisch (Fourth place)