1966-02-01

Birdproofing the Sabreliner 660214

Birdproofing the cockpit of the high-performance North American Sabreliner involved “shooting” 4-pound birds at the windshields at speeds up to 350 knots, in order to qualify for a Transport Category Type Certificate. A description of the test procedure and results is given for the five basic transparent areas requiring qualification.
The function of heating the vinyl inter-layer related to its birdproofing, de-fogging, and anti-icing requirements is described. Data of tests by Civil Aeronautics Administration is compared with Sabreliner test points.

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