foreign object damage

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foreign object damage

Rags, pieces of paper, line, articles of clothing, nuts, bolts, or tools that, when misplaced or caught by air currents normally found around aircraft operations (jet blast, rotor or prop wash, engine intake), cause damage to aircraft systems or weapons or injury to personnel. Also called FOD.
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The runway, shared with a civilian international airport, had to be closed to gather evidence as well as perform a FOD walk its entire length.
The day started like any other: FOD walk down, maintenance meeting, cup of coffee.
In fact, in one way the FOD Walk has at least one advantage over the "Exceptional Parent" or "EP Walk.
Centeno, and Airmen Brown and De La Cuadra conducted a 4,300-foot FOD walk of the taxiway and cleared a total of over 10 pounds of rocks and pebbles.
He led 12 FOD walk follow-up inspections; he also performed 12 emergency eyewash station inspections.
Naval aviation FOD-prevention efforts include: Daily flight line or deck FOD walk downs, monthly or quarterly air station base-wide FOD walk-downs, tool-control programs, fastener awareness/integrity programs, piece-part-and-rag accountability programs, clean-bird inspections, FOD squads, vacuum and sweeper trucks, and some commands and stations have purchased the FOD BOSS.
The evening FOD walk down just had been completed, but we kept searching for the tool.
The 963 AACS/SE mobilized 30+ Airmen to represent the OG in a FOD walk with the MXG.
How long does it take to FOD walk a flight deck half the size of a tennis court?
After a severe hail storm, the 966th led the way for a combined MX/ops FOD walk and damage assessment of 18 E-3 aircraft - flying ops were resumed within 24 hrs
In the middle of the week, the group expertly organized an all-base participation FOD walk of the entire Minot ramp, taxiway, and runway area.
AF maintainers conduct FOD walks daily on the flight line to reduce the possibility of foreign objects finding their way into an aircraft and causing a mishap.