Airport Cooperative Program (ACRP) Reports


We have received a lot of questions about FAA guidance on the use of lasers on airports to harass hazardous wildlife. Please see the current versions of the following documents on outdoor laser use around airports.

  • FAA Advisory Circular 70-1, Outdoor Laser Operations
    (12-30-04) provides information for those proponents planning to conduct outdoor laser operations that may affect aircraft operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). Also, the AC explains why notification to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is necessary, how to notify the FAA of the planned laser operation, and what action the FAA will take to respond to such notifications.
  • FAA Order 7400.2, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters
    Part 6, Chapter 29 prescribes policy, responsibilities, and guidelines for processing a Notice of Proposed Outdoor Laser Operations and determining the potential effect of outdoor laser activities on users of the National Airspace System.

Reporting Forms


Bird Identification


Airport Wildlife Mitigation Newsletters

Wildlife Management



Current Bird Hazard Mitigation Systems

  • BAM: USAF Bird Avoidance Model.
  • AHAS: (Operated by AET Environmental Services with DeTect, Inc as a subcontractor) The Avian Hazard Advisory System.


Other Resources