The goose problem at the Nelson Airport has become a serious matter of public safety.
Case Grypma – the past President of the local Pilots Association – says Nelson’s non-migratory geese can number up to 200 at times and they are attracted to the grassy area next to the road.
When a plane comes by they all take-off for the lake – flying across the runway.
Grypma says a twin engine Beechcraft is one of a number of aircraft hit recently.
The Nelson Pilots Association is looking at investing in a newer system of loud bangs to scare off the geese – it would be triggered by a radio frequency from the nearby plane.
*Picture – Nelsonpilots.ca