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Goldie, a 9-year-old lanner hawk, launched from a moving van driven by Keith Mutton chases unwanted birds on RAF Mildenhall's flightline July 27.  Mr. Mutton owns and operates Phoenix Bird Control Services, a company helping the base run its bird aircraft strike hazard program. The aim is to rid the base of birds that pose bird strike problems for aircraft operating from there. The Moroccan lanner can launch from Mr. Mutton’s arm at up to 40 miles per hour to chase away and ward off unwanted birds which are safety threats.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)


Death from above

Goldie, a 9-year-old lanner hawk, launched from a moving van driven by Keith Mutton chases unwanted birds on RAF Mildenhall's flightline July 27. Mr. Mutton owns and operates Phoenix Bird Control Services, a company helping the base run its bird aircraft strike hazard program. The aim is to rid the base of birds that pose bird strike problems for aircraft operating from there. The Moroccan lanner can launch from Mr. Mutton’s arm at up to 40 miles per hour to chase away and ward off unwanted birds which are safety threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)

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