What did I see at the Pudong airport?
March 25, 2016 8:41 PM   Subscribe

I was recently flying out of Pudong airport in Shanghai (PVG), and while taxiing down the runway I saw a series of manikins along the edge of the runway on the grass. I am dying to know what the heck these were.

They were man-shaped, each was tied to a vertical stick, dressed in greenish coveralls, and were standing near several items including: a yellow and blue tube that was sitting at a low angle on the ground (about the size of a telescope and angled up like a ground mounted machine gun?), a blue box, and a red and white stick. I saw at least 10 of these out the window as we were taxiing to take off. What were these?
posted by blurker to Travel & Transportation around Shanghai, China (3 answers total)
posted by kickingtheground at 8:47 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Scarecrows, and the tubes may have fireworks or a speaker for bird sounds or some of the other suggestions in the article.
posted by saucysault at 8:57 PM on March 25, 2016

Response by poster: Sixteen minutes. Awesome!
posted by blurker at 9:06 PM on March 25, 2016

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