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Anybody missing something?

Old 17th May 2019, 20:17
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Anybody missing something?

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Old 17th May 2019, 21:43
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You would be surprised what is found on manoeuvring areas as FOD on an average day at a busy airport. Besides the usual dead birds, fasteners, (rivets et al), luggage handles, an occasional trim tab, partial fuselage/gear door panels, wheel fairings, (or parts thereof), inspection panels, exhaust rings, shards of tyre rubber, you name it. FOD is being deposited on manoeuvring areas at an airport near you. Almost every day.

Ever see the "Wall of FOD" Trophy Board at an airport worker's lounge? A common sight. The guys collect the FOD, and then display the item on a big board. Quite a conversation starter over tea and Hobnobs.

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Old 18th May 2019, 06:13
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Be interesting to find out where this came from originally.

A few years ago, we came across a floating hulk of a catamaran, north of Cozumel and about half-way between Cuba and the Yucatan (junction of Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico). Once ID'd by hull markings, it turned out it had been last seen in mid-Atlantic 15 months before, during a race in which it had been dismasted and hull broken in a storm. Crew rescued - hulk drifted 1500-plus miles before we ran across it.
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Old 18th May 2019, 06:58
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Makes you think where we should look for MH 370 debris.
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Old 18th May 2019, 07:41
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Be interesting to find out where this came from originally.
My money would be on the National Air Cargo 747F that flew PGUA-PHIK last Saturday.

Boeing 747 flap washes ashore on Guam
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Old 18th May 2019, 09:12
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Flap Asymmetry!

Good luck of finding that in the QRH.
Flap 15 degree on one side.
Flap 13" 29N 144"47E on the other!?

Or Flapless landing.
Happy landings
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Old 18th May 2019, 15:09
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Did the FO miss that on the post flight walk-around?
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