jjbaker wrote:Year after year, billions of helpless innocent bugs are killed by wings leading edges and windshields. Its time we put a stop to this genocide and work harder to be environmentally responsible stewards. Please avoid hitting and smashing those poor helpless animals! Its only a matter of time until environmentalists worldwide learn of the tremendous loss and decimation of all important insects. According to leading west coast environmentalists, "filthy rich men with their expensive flying toys are killing these bugs by the millions!" I predict: General Aviation will be utterly ill prepared to deal with the consequences!
Thankfully, there is NASA! NASA can always be counted upon to come to the rescue and will now help GA pilots to avoid the evidence!
The repellent works and causes test animals to be alerted to impeding death by wing or windshield, thereby triggering the bugs natural TCAS system to apply corrective action. The bug will avoid hitting the aircraft, hence there won't be any cadavers on those aircraft treated with the amazing material. FAA is currently working on a comment period, as industry leaders confirmed that copilots and underpaid captains may starve due to a lack of bugs to scrape off the airplane. According to APOO the bugs play a vital and significant role in the diet of almost all airline pilots and many flight instructors.
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Bug Repellant Airplane Coatings Tested
Bug smasher pilots everywhere have hope that NASA may be flying to the rescue to save them from the summer chore of cleaning shattered insect bodies from the leading-edge surfaces of their aircraft. NASA, along with Boeing, will be testing five non-stick coatings that are the finalists in a years-long effort to foil the sticky mess that builds up on every surface exposed to the slipstream. The five coatings have already shown their ability to repel bug guts and the water in them, according to a news release, but the winner will also be inexpensive and durable.
Of course, the project was not created to benefit weekend warriors. The protein slurry that accretes on airliners and military aircraft when they're on their way to and from their natural high-altitude habitats has a major impact on aerodynamic and fuel efficiency. "Solutions to reduce fuel use by one or two percent may not sound like much," said Fay Collier, manager for the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate's Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project. "But shaving aircraft fuel consumption even a few percentage points can save millions of dollars and help protect the environment from harmful emissions."