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Water Birds Reveal New Direction for Aircraft Landing Research

Date:
August 8, 2013
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Summary:
Research into the landing behavior of water birds has revealed that they appear to align with magnetic field lines to choose their preferred landing direction, which is usually along the north-south axis. Czech scientists say the research could assist in improving landing navigation systems for aircraft, helping to prevent accidents when planes land close to water.
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