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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6533 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1759 times:


One thing I've always wondered was, what is the last thing that is called out on the altitude callouts (according to videos I have, it's played both on Airbusses & Boeings, don't know about other types with altitude callouts). It's something like "Retard! Retard!". Sometimes the retard thing is said twice and sometimes it's heard 3 times. My imagination is that it's to alert that the throttles have been closed (something the PL can't see due to him having his eyes on the runway). Is this the case? If so, why is it played/called out a different number of times?

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User currently offlineJsuen From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1741 times:


User currently offlineCharliecossie From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 480 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Only the Airbus says "retard" and it's simply giving an opinion on the person performing the landing.

User currently offlineFunny From Greece, joined May 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Good one Charliecossie.
It actually means to close the throttles as you said CPH-R.

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