Recently i had the pleasure to spend a few days with the brave Starfighters.
Their job is to protect the vineyards of the austrian region Seewinkel from greedy migratory birds.
They do so by flying in very low altitude to motivate the birds to leave the areas where the vineyards are located.
It's a story not without controversy and as recently witnessed still quite dangerous. One of these very experienced pilots, while flying towards the morning sun, touched a tree with his wing-tip. The Piper was a total loss. But thankfully the pilot had a guardian angel and is going to be well soon.



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