Over the last month I’ve been involved with the production of a new aviation series for fiveDME Premier Adelaide aviation. The series called, “A Working Airport” is about the day to day operations of a major metropolitan airport.
The series is to cover operations for the next twelve months. In this episode a look is taken at FOD or Foreign Objects Debris which can be a hazard to aircraft. Airport operators have several patrols each day to check for FOD.
During the filming of this episode I had the privilege to go out with one of the AOO personnel or Airside Operations Officers on an FOD and serviceability check. This involved a drive down all air traffic surfaces. We got some great shots and plenty of useful information about these type of hazards.
There’s more to running a major airport than meets the eye.