Andy Posted May 29, 2013 Report Share Posted May 29, 2013 Unfortunately, one of my renter pilots had a bird strike shortly after takeoff from Pearland Regional airport near Pearland, Texas. He had just leveled off at 1400 feet MSL (Pearland is at 44 ft MSL) when the bird struck the left side windshield frame and window, busting out an elliptical shaped hole in the windshield about 3 inches long and 1.25 inches at its widest point. He was unhurt, though bird parts were splattered both inside the cockpit and down the side of the aircraft. You can see pictures here: http://www.flylittleeagles.com/images/BirdStrike/content/index.html. (If this link doesn't come through, check Little Eagles Flight School Facebook page and you can find it there.) Have notified the insurance company (Chartis via Falcon) and will be talking with their agent later this morning. Will keep the group apprised on what it takes to repair this; if anyone has had to replace a windshield and can throw a few words my way about it, I'd appreciate it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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