747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4246 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4315 times:
I notice that L-1011 will start two of it engines then start taxing. I even see a Delta L-1011 at LAX, taxi all the way to Runway 24 before it start it # 3 or 1 engine. I herd of 747 being able to taxi before it's finish it's engines start up, but every time I see one departing they start up four engines before taxi. Why L-1011 start there taxi before they finish starting up there engines?
113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 627 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4261 times:
When did you say you saw a Delta L1011? They've been retired for some time. Perhaps ATA.
Different air carriers have individual policies and procedures for delayed engine starts. Delta taxis most of their planes on one engine to save fuel. Some shut down one or more after landing during the taxi to the gate and some come all the way in with all engines running. Some start all engines at the gate and taxi out while others start one or more as they approach the departure end of the runway and complete the before takeoff checklists.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3928 times:
I've noticed this on AirTran as well... Every time I fly out of MKE they have done this, except once when we had to get a ground-start, and then they started both engines while connected to the Start-Cart.
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5896 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3897 times:
There may also be a jet blast issue, the #2 engine on DC10/MD11(and possibly L-1011) are often higher than blast fences.
SYD for example has restrictions on DC-10/MD-11 on some taxiways near the domestic terminal due to jet blast concerns. I am sure there are other airports with similar issues.
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!