Audit

1. BASH SELF-INSPECTION CHECKLIST (AFI 91-212, Attachment 2)

1.1. Are all BASH related regulations current and available?

1.2. Has a BASH reduction program been implemented?

1.3. Has a BASH plan been written?

1.4. Is the BASH plan reviewed annually?

1.5. Are changes and annual reviews posted to the plan?

1.6. Does the program establish a Bird Hazard Working Group (BHWG)?

1.7. Are base agencies such as Safety, CE, or Environmental Management, PA and Ops assigned responsibilities for the BASH program?

1.8. Is the wing vice commander the BHWG chairman?

1.9. Is there an assigned OPR of the BHWG?

1.10. Does the BHWG meet at least semiannually, are minutes being recorded and filed?

1.11. Are BASH topics included in flight safety briefings?

1.12. Are BASH related materials posted in aircrew briefing areas, on safety bulletin boards or base operations flight planning areas?

1.13. Are local bird and wildlife issues documented?

1.14. Are both damaging and non-damaging bird/wildlife strikes recorded?

1.15. Are all damaging and non-damaging bird/wildlife strikes reported IAW AFI 91-204 and AFMAN 91-223?

1.16. Are all bird strike remains being collected and sent to the Smithsonian Institution AFMAN 91-223?

1.17. Is the bird strike information tracked to facilitate the identification of trends?

1.18. Is a bird/wildlife identification book readily available?

1.19. Are surveys taken of the airfield and surrounding area to observe potential and actual bird/wildlife hazards?

1.20. Are records of daily observations kept in order to establish trends?

1.21. During the surveys, are areas of standing water, food sources or areas birds/wildlife use for protection noted?

1.22. Is the vegetation on the airfield particularly attractive to birds and other wildlife?

1.23. Does the mowing or guideline contract specify the grass be maintained at a height of 7-14 inches?

1.24. Does the base practice controlled burning?

1.25. Are birds/wildlife attracted to the taxiways or runways?

1.26. Have the birds/wildlife utilizing taxiways and runways been identified?

1.27. Are birds/wildlife attracted to areas of water on the airfield?

1.28. Are the birds or other wildlife feeding in these wet areas?

1.29. Are the birds/wildlife attracted to these wet areas identified?

1.30. Do the wet areas contain vegetation along their perimeters?

1.31. Do the wet areas contain fish and/or amphibians?

1.32. Are the wet areas permanent?

1.33. Are there other areas near the runways that attract birds/wildlife (horse stables, recreation areas, golf courses, etc.)?

1.34. Can it be determined what is attracting the birds or other wildlife?

1.35. Have the birds/wildlife been identified?

1.36. Do agricultural practices around the area attract birds/wildlife?

1.37. Is the base notified of the plowing times in order to alter operations if necessary?

1.38. Does the base outlease cropland on adjacent areas?

1.39. Does the lease provide for restrictions concerning BASH?

1.40. Are landfills or sewage lagoons located near the base?

1.41. Are these sites covered daily with dirt, wire or netting to discourage birds?

1.42. Do these sites attract birds or other wildlife?

1.43. Are other areas near the base attractive to birds or other wildlife (i.e. lakes, ponds, swamps, cemeteries or wildlife areas)?

1.44. Are game birds and deer controlled so as not to interfere with flying operations?

1.45. Does the control tower warn operations and pilots of birds/wildlife in the airdrome?

1.46. Is there a designated bird/wildlife dispersal team?

1.47. What is the average time between upgrade to Bird/wildlife Watch Condition SEVERE and downgrade back to MODERATE?

1.48. Is bird/wildlife harassment equipment on hand and readily available?

1.49. Are members of the bird/wildlife dispersal team trained on dispersal techniques?

1.50. Is a depredation permit on hand and current (if necessary)?

1.51. Are the BAM and/or AHAS being used during flight scheduling and mission planning?

AFI 91-212

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.