“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
I don't know what that is.
Pitot tube, probably on a jet. Used to measure airspeed. Heated to keep it from icing up.Looks like an eagle got in the way.
Oh, and $5 cash to the first guy who finds or makes a suitable HQ photoshopped pic of an eagle rocking a wooden pegleg and a crutch (and perhaps a tin cup for charity donations), to go with this shot. ;)
And on his income tax form, where it asks for "occupation", he writes in "bird enema deliveryman".
Fun part is trying to clear the bird bits from the pitot lines. The opening is sharp and I’ll bet there’s a really nice plug of eagle about where that foot is…. Hate birdstrikes; they really reek.
That's a replace, purge line, clean, functional ck, leak ck., CATIII and ETOPS recert.
According to the FAA, there are 19,000 birdstrikes per year. Birdstrike has its own form to file.
Interesting Fun Fact: The pitot tube opening is perfectly sized to admit a wasp or mud dauber.
Just wasn't his day....