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Hartsfield-Jackson’s 12th Annual FOD Walk Expected to Draw More Than 200 Volunteers
27 August ,2013

For Immediate Release
August 27, 2013

Reese McCranie, Director of Communications
(404) 382-2319

Monica Fuentes, Dep. Director of Communications
(404) 772-3015

Media Advisory

Hartsfield-Jackson’s 12th Annual FOD Walk Expected to Draw More Than 200 Volunteers

Employees volunteer to pick-up debris from an airport runway

WHO: Department of Aviation and airline employees

WHAT: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will hosts its 12th Annual Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Walk. While Hartsfield-Jackson performs daily FOD inspections to ensure that the airfield is clear of debris, every year, airport employees volunteer to find and remove debris that could be hazardous to plane traffic. Airport officials will close Runway 8L/26R and the north cargo ramp for about 30 minutes to enable employees to search for and remove FOD.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 28 – 6 a.m. (ARRIVAL)

6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. (Event time)

WHERE: North Cargo Building, 3400 Inner Loop Road, Hapeville 30354

Media attending the event are asked to arrive by 6 a.m. at the North Cargo Building. Due to security requirements for this event, there are no exceptions to the RSVP policy.

Please RSVP to Monica Fuentes at by 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 27.


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