|Quoting Spruit (Reply 14):|
Foreign Object Debris
|Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 16):|
Sorry to be picky, but FOD is actually Foreign Object Damage, so technically speaking, the damage done is the FOD, but the phrase has started to be used in place of just Foreign Object. I'm guilty of it too, just thought I'd be a smartarse and point it out......
|Quoting HS748 (Reply 17):|
Lots of airside litter bins at MAN marked 'FOD' so clearly they mean debris not damage (you don't put damage into a bin, you put debris in it).
|Quoting Vegas005 (Reply 19):|
It has always stood for Foreign Object Damage. Ramp folks are trained to pick up foreign objects on the ramp that may cause damage to the engines.
|Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 18):
when actually the "D" stands for damage
|Quoting 727forever (Reply 22):|
Eery picture. Not to speculate, but I will....
It would appear as though they had slowed to a fast taxi speed to get to the end of the runway sooner but were carrying too much speed and when they tried to slow started sliding. This can be seen by the fact that the engines were in reverse idle, at most, until about 500 ft. remaining when they accelerated to max reverse. This is evidenced by the lack of spray until they reach the last 300-500 ft.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos