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User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Has anyone else had these? I had them on a Mytravel flight from the UK. Is it only a UK thing or only the Airline????

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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1447 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!?


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Is this true? Wow, I didn't know that was the case. Surely people that have flown before know about reverse thrust. I know, I know, ....... don't call you surely!!!  Smile

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1400 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 ££).



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

Had that warning a couple of times on 737-200's.

It is great when you have somebody afraid of flying sitting in a window seat about two rows in back of the trailing edge of the wing...Escpecially if you are the next row or two behind them!!!

I know I am a sadistic bastard  Pissed



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User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Oh my god... first the wing falls apart, then the back of the engine opens up! We're all gonna di..oh wait... it just went back together.... Big grin

I've been stuck on planes next to people that have chanted "weregonnadieweregonnadieweregonnadie" at every little bump, and on every turn as we were flying the pattern to land at MSP on a NW A320.

 Smile


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1177 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.


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1176 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.

User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

Wow...

yeah, a lot a peeps out there are really dumb about planes and stuff... let them be. However, that isnt to say that they arent annoying as piss.

-Meister



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