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

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