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The landing on the Hudson of US Airways flight 1549, which took place on January 15, 2009, and the subsequent film \’Sully\’, brought to the fore the problem of the wildlife strike in aviation. Despite this, however, the study of the statistics reveals that the problem of the wildlife strike (impact of an aircraft with wildlife) is underestimated and is much more serious than you think. The data tells us that the trend is constantly increasing all over the world, both from a quantitative and qualitative point of view; despite the actuality and concreteness of this risk, however, science shows that the wildlife strike is not an imponderable phenomenon and that it is often the result of a poor approach to the management of fauna and its habitat inside and outside the airports. The purpose of this book is to provide the airline pilot with the cultural contribution and operational tools to acquire and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better manage this natural phenomenon.

Andrea Bomben has been an aircraft pilot since 1988, airline pilot since 1992 and Commander since 2000. He has totaled over 15 thousand flight hours and more than 10 thousand landings, on SEP aircraft (P66, SM205, PA28, MS.880, SF-260) , Piper PA42, McDonnel Douglas (DC9 / 30, MD80 and MD11) and Airbus (A319, A320 and A321), flying over one million passengers together.