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Think the Giottos Rocket Blower Looks Like a Bomb? TSA Does!
Jon Currier, Photographer, Assistant
Portland/Vancouver | OR/WA | US | Posted: 1:41 PM on 03.09.12
->> Think the Giottos Rocket Blower Looks Like a Bomb? The TSA Does Too.

Check this article out.

LINK:
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/03/09/think-the-giottos-rocket-blower-looks-l.../
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Svein Ove Ekornesvaag, Photographer
Aalesund | Møre og Romsdal | Norway | Posted: 3:32 PM on 03.09.12
->> I traveled with the Rocket Blower in my hand luggage once, and that's the last time I will travel with it.

Still remember the words of the security guys when I said it's just a blower for cleaning my camera. "Yeah, I know what it is, but that doesn't matter when it looks like a well know grenade"

But after a conversation with the chief of security I was allowed to bring it.
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Adam Brimer, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 3:52 PM on 03.09.12
->> Flew with it this week and many times before. Never a problem.
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 4:12 PM on 03.09.12
->> Cut the fins off of it.

--Mark
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 4:23 PM on 03.09.12
->> I had one in my bag from LA to Amsterdam to Stuttgart last week and no problem.
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Al Goldis, Photographer
East Lansing | MI | USA | Posted: 5:31 PM on 03.09.12
->> I don't know what grenade they're referring to, but the "Fat Man" bomb is 10 feet long and weighs 5 tons. I don't think even the TSA would confuse the two. Then again, we are talking about the TSA.
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Steven Mullensky, Photographer, Photo Editor
Port Townsend | WA. | USA | Posted: 5:55 PM on 03.09.12
->> This went around before. I did what Mark suggested right away.
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Chicago | IL | usa | Posted: 6:06 PM on 03.09.12
->> I had my rocket blower confiscated by security at the Frankfurt airport in 2010. The German Police officer who confiscated it at the security check then proceeded to walk around the terminal squeezing the blower for some time.

The best part is that there was a photo store inside the terminal, past security, that sold the exact blower that I had confiscated from me.

I have a bright blue blower now, without fins.
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Mike Isler, Photographer, Assistant
New York | NY | US | Posted: 6:17 PM on 03.09.12
->> As others mention, this has been happening for a while!
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1019&message=38526548&...
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-1015298.html

Also, people have had trouble when traveling with RED Digital Cinema cameras, as the current electronic viewfinder available for it is called the BOMB™ EVF, and is labeled "BOMB" on the item.
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