Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4521 times:
I seem to recall that DC-8's could deploy two reversers while in flight. There was a story in one of the airliner magazines a while back written by a guy that had been onboard a DC-8 flight descending, I believe, into ABQ. The 8 dropped like a brick, and the landing wasn't exactly smooth.
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American762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4516 times:
As far as the picture goes, TekelBerry may be correct. but there are several aircraft who if the reverse thrust are knocked out of their stowed position the door can open, especially on an SP which isn't exactly a new aircraft :P. I could be wrong but the pilot might have just hit the thrust lever and not noticed it. I know knewer aircraft and even Concorde had pins in main gear that stopped the reverse thrust from being activated until the wheel was firmly planted on the ground.
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BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4436 times:
On early Quads, The Outboard reversers could be deployed to help slow the aircraft. But this was feasible on only Narrowbodies. I think that due to FAA requirements though, all four engines must be operating at forward thrust until touchdown. ???
I also seem to remember quite a few 727 pilots would shut the #2 engine down to save fuel. Dunno if its true, but it is what I heard. It was practiced in the 1970s only though.
Ajet From France, joined Jan 2004, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4120 times:
I confirm that the thrust reversers can be deployed in-flight on the DC8. I experienced it twice onboard a French Air Force DC8 back in 1997. I don't remember if just 2 or all of the 4 reversers were deployed though.