Tina Turner scares birds at Gloucestershire Airport

Gloucestershire Airport plays Tina Turner songs to scare away birds. Credit: ITV West

Gloucestershire Airport has come up with a unique way of scaring birds from its runway.

The airport in Staverton has been playing Tina Turner songs full blast from a loudspeaker mounted on a van which is driven up and down.

The speakers normally play bird distress noises, but when it failed to work one day, staff turned the tape player on and found that the diva's powerful voice was just as effective.

Now songs including Simply The Best and What's Love Got To Do With It, can be heard daily at the airport.