Oliver Weindl is at work every day to ensure safe flight operations and protect wildlife. As Munich Airport's bird strike and wildlife
management officer, his "office" consists of the extensive greenspaces on and around the Munich Airport campus. His main task is to prevent collisions between animals – mainly birds – and aircraft.
If a plane collides with a flock of birds or even one large bird, it may not only be the birds that bear the brunt of the impact. This kind of collision can also be hazardous to flight operations. For that reason, the colleagues in the traffic management center and Oliver Weindl keep a very close eye on the grounds.
Nature and flight operations play a central role in Weindl's work. With the important responsibility, the seasonally changing priorities, and the contact and cooperation with people from many different departments, airlines and public authorities, his work is filled with variety and is always interesting. He calls it his dream job!