Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Staff at Staverton airport in Gloucester have discovered
a unique way of keeping birds off the runway. In an effort to stop the birds
nesting on the tarmac, staff have mounted a loudspeaker to the roof of a
van. During quiet times at the airport, they drive ‘through steamy
windows’ up and down and airport blaring Tina Turner songs as loud as they can.
Less ‘lets stay together’ and more off you go ‘on silent wings'. Normally we
use the speakers on the top of the vehicle we use to drive around the airport
to play bird distress calls,' head of operations Darren Lewington told our
reporters at Molly Media. 'But when our bird distress noises weren't working
properly, they turned the tape player on, and that day it was Tina Turner who
scared the birds away.' The biggest problem for the airport are crows and
gulls, and staff have tried a variety of methods to keep them away. Sounds
cruel but ‘what's love got to do with it’ as the birds pose a threat to
aircraft. As well as playing music, they have even lit Roman Candles. We won’t
recommend that approach as ‘we don’t need another hero’. Staff have also taken
to the runway themselves, beating their chests and waving black bags. Well
obviously in the end Tina Turner was ‘simply the best, better than all the rest’.
We would like to thank the wonderful Misakifor giving us this award. We are touched and will pop it on our awards page.