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    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    Flight Deck Officer / Foreign Object Damage

    USS Oriskany CV34 1975-1976
    I know what you mean. I documented FCLP (NAS Beeville) for a simulator training study using SuperGraphic and sheet film in the late 1980s. Great memories!

    Note: FCLP = Field Carrier Landing Practice, the process for student pilots to prove they learned carrier landing in the simulator by practicing it on a runway that is marked-out like a carrier deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    Don't let it get sucked into the intake.
    While working on the deck as an LSE ( Landing Signalman Enlisted ), about to conduct Vert Rep ( Vertical Replenishment ), I watched with suspicion as a PC ( Plane Captain ) haphazardly used a can of ACC ( Aircraft Cleaning Compound ) near the HSDD ( High Speed Divergent Duct ) of an F-14 ( Fighter number 14 ). About 30 minutes later, the pilots fired up that engine and I heard a "Braaaang!" and saw a puff of smoke.
    The can of ACC ( Aircraft Cleaning Compound ) had rolled into the HSDD ( High Speed Divergent Duct ) and then went down the intake, bouncing off of the IGV's ( Inlet Guide Vanes ) and not causing any damage to the TF-30's ( Turbofan 30 ) 16 compressor stages, a borescope procedure revealed….It was a 3 pass FOD ( Foreign Object Damage ) walk though, delayed my op.

    Acronyms….talk about off topic, LOL!
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    Sounds like the ol' SNAFU.

    At least it wasn't in vane!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    We didn't have those problems on a destroyer.
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    If you don't want to stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them.

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    Without reading through all the entries because the internet is quite slow today, I'm just going to quickly throw in my two cents and leave, but also apologize if I repeated something someone said.
    I've used a graflex handheld myself. Mine has a body trigger, so I hold onto that side with one hand, and put my other hand on the bottom of the focusing rail holder, with my thumb and forefinger on the one focus knob. I find that a hand below the camera entirely helps support the weight better than both hands on the side.
    If you have a flash unit of the newer style, attaching that securely can give a good hold on the camera.
    Now, if you attach a side flash and a solenoid, you have a more comfortable grip and you can push the button on the flash to fire the shutter, you don't even need bulbs.

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