BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1053 times:
In Denver (DEN), most of the time idle thrust reverse is used, and not thrust reverse mainly because the runways are long enough (12,000ft) for an aircraft to land and stop using braking power instead of the wear and tear causing thrust reverse.
However, occasionally when I landed in Denver, the pilot used quite a bit of thrust reversing power.
It was extremely turbulent that day, there were thunderstorm clouds in the sky, it was hot, and it was unbelievably turbulent. I was returning from FRA on a LH A340. The whole decent was bumpy even when we were a couple feet off the ground. When we touched down, we touched down at a somewhat angle, and it was a hard landing too. The pilot immediately alligned again, deployed the spoilers, brakes, and quite a bit of thrust reversing power.
We did touch down a a pretty high speed too.
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