Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1761 times:
Now that you mention-yes; about a month ago we were flying in to STN from Malmo on Ryanair, and the Captain made a comment about expecting a roar after landing, then explaining it was RT....strange, don't know why, after so many years of flying people are suddenly afraid of RT application after touch down!?
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
This is an announcement made by most UK airlines (especially charter where the passengers are less likely to be regular travellers). At Britannia it has featured as a pre-recorded message during the descent for about 5 years now. Of the top of my head it goes something like this:
"After landing you will hear an increase in the engine noise. This is perfectly normal, and is caused by the reverse thrust braking system fitted to this aircraft."
Air 2000, Airtours / My Travel and JMC are three other airlines which make this announcement before landing and have done for several years, although I think the cabin crew make the announcement on those airlines rather than pre-recorded.
Main reason is most charter airlines have full reverse as company policy on all landings (saves the brake wear so saves ££).
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
Flyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1491 times:
I allmost smacked a woman once on a World flight (Airplane! style). She was afraid of everything. To give a list:
Wing flex on taxi: "Should the wings shake like that??!!"
Gear Down: "What's that rumbling noise??!!"
Light Rain: "Why is the pilot flying in such bad weather??!!"
Light-moderate turbulance: "OMG, Was I right about the wings??!!"
DC-10 Aircraft: "It's so big, can it hold all of these people??!!"
This all overheard by me... being told to her husband.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4908 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1490 times:
I've never heard such a warning before on any flight, although I agree that a reverse on the 737-200 must look pretty scary to someone who doesn't know anything about aircraft...it looks literally like the engine is falling apart.