Bird & Drone Strike Workshop 2018

Quite Possibly the Best Bird & Drone Strike Workshop in the Aviation Industry 

October 24-25 | Bristol, UK


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Why Attend?

This is a boutique event with a limited amount of UK airports. The value is in the focus: specifically bird and drone hazard management. This will be an open and energetic setup.  


  • Micro-Presentations
  • To delete the slides you always use - Instead share new insights and recent developments
  • To share both best and worst practices (the latter are often more insightful!)
  • Interaction and significant time allocated to panel discussions
  • To accelerate discussions by throwing in the odd bold statement

Simply put: If you're involved in aviation safety and measuring or mitigating the impact of birds and/or drones then this is the workshop for you.  

Educational Opportunities No matter how experienced in your field, everyone can learn! Don’t miss new ideas and trends that will impact the future, and find out about new and innovative tools.  

Network and Socialise with Peers This workshop will provide you with a great opportunity to network. Your peers from other airports are valuable resources for best-practices. You'll uncover new ideas and spark inspiration by sharing your experiences and have the opportunity to get to know each other on a personal level.

The Workshops

BASH: Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard

  • What will Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard prevention programs look like in 2028?
  • What will the next-generation Key Performance Indicators look like?
  • How will airports use bird data in the future?
  • Should we move from counting birds to measuring true risk 24/7?
  • Are binoculours enough, or should we/can we track birds in 3D?
  • What's your vision of BASH for 2028?

DASH: Drone Aircraft Strike Hazard

  • Drones: a new challenge.
  • Are drones a flight safety issue or a security issue?
  • Who is responsible, and what can we do about it?
  • Is the drone issue hyped? Or is it underestimated?

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. 

There was an important new drone threat at airports and Everybody agreed that it wasn't a matter of 'if’ it would go wrong but only ‘when’, and that Somebody should really do something. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did.

The End. Or is it?


Day 1: Wednesday October 24th


Shuttle Bus from Hampton by Hilton to Aldwick Vineyard 

11:30am - 12:00pm  


12:00pm - 1:00pm  

Lunch at Aldwick Vineyard

1:00pm - 1:20pm  

Opening by Moderator: 

Siete Hamminga, CEO at Robin Radar Systems

1:20pm - 2:00pm  

Where Are We Now?

Micro-Presentations: Airport & Airline Perspectives on Airport Wildlife Management

2:00pm - 2:50pm  

Proactive Wildlife Risk Reduction Project for Airlines Group

Co-presentation and Panel Discussion by:

Phil Mountain, Director at Birdstrike Management Ltd

David Cross, Safety Manager at Easyjet

Andrew Bell, Flight Safety Analyst at 

2:50pm - 3:00pm  


3:00pm - 4:10pm  

Where Do We Go From Here?

BASH 2028: The Vision From Copenhagen Airport Camilla Rosenquist, Wildlife Manager at Copenhagen Airport

BASH 2028: Risk Management Responses to Changing Populations Andy Baxter, Director at Birdstrike Management

BASH 2028: The Vision From a Technology Supplier Siete Hamminga, CEO at Robin Radar Systems 

4:10pm - 4:20pm  


4:20pm - 5:00pm  

The Assignment of Liabilities in the Event of a Wildlife Strike

Presentations by:

Philippe Carous, Legal Consultant at Agapante

Cerian Henshaw, Director of Operations at Aviaire

5:00pm - 5:10pm  

Panel Discussion and Q&A

5:10pm - 5:20pm  

Wrap-Up by Moderator

5:20pm - 5:30pm  

Shuttle Bus to Bristol Airport

5:30pm - 5:45pm  

Bird Radar Demonstration


Shuttle Bus to Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport Hotel


Shuttle Bus from Hampton by Hilton to Aerospace Bristol

7:00pm - 9:00pm  

Tour and 3-Course Dinner at Aerospace Bristol Museum


Shuttle Bus to Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport Hotel

Day 2: Thursday October 25th


Shuttle Bus from Hampton by Hilton to Aldwick Vineyard 

9:00am - 9:10am  

Opening by Moderator:  

Siete Hamminga, CEO at Robin Radar Systems

9:10am - 9:50am  

Where Are We Now?

Micro-Presentations: Airport & Airline Perspectives on Drone Intrusion

9:50am - 10:00am  


10:00am - 10:20am  

Drone Detection Solutions: The Past, Present and Future

Bill Haraka, International Sales Manager at Robin Radar Systems 

10:20am - 10:50am  

Counter UAS and Data Fusion

Mark Legh-Smith, Director at Operational Solutions

10:50am - 11:00am  

Walk Through Vineyard to Aldwick Cabin

11:00am - 11:30am  


Drone Detection and Tracking Radar: Robin Radar Systems & Operational Solutions

Robobird: Clear Flight Solutions

11:30am - 11:40am  

Walk Through Vineyard Back to Venue

11:40am - 12:00pm  

Where Do We Go From Here?

DASH 2028: Panel Discussion

12:00pm - 12:10pm  

Wrap-Up by Moderator

12:10pm - 1:10pm  

Lunch at Aldwick Vineyard


Shuttle Bus to Bristol Airport


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Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard

  • Address: Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard Redhill Bristol BS40 5FR United Kingdom 

Please reach out to the Robin Team if you have any questions about the event.

  • Phone: +31 8 8700 8700
  • Email:

Important information: Due to increased demand we've had to move the venue from Winford Manor Hotel to Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard. Here we can host everyone comfortably.  

Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard is a 10 minute drive from Winford Manor, and an 8 minute drive from the Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport Hotel. 

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Spaces are limited so be quick. We can host 25 airports max!