birds stories

Birds have been doing this whole flying thing long before airplanes got in the game, but for some reason, it seems like the U.S. Air Force has been slow to pick up on what geese (and other birds) have been showing us for decades: flying in a formation that "surfs" on vortices can save substantial amounts of energy. Now, the USAF will check it out with a new project called $AVE.
Birds and airports don't mix. I mean, yes, both are based around taking to the skies, but birds have a pesky way of splattering on windshields and getting sucked into jet engines that can cause a serious number of problems....