n88kb From Australia, joined Jun 2010, 55 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
Was at BNE the other day and noticed a Alliance F100 repeatedly deploying thrust reverser buckets on the left engine while taxiing for take off. Is this a normal procedure to help with speed control and braking on the Fokker?
airbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
Yes, normal ops. That's the great thing about clamshell reversers. On a long taxi it helps spare the breaks. On the F70 and F100 it is recommended to use reverser number 1 as the APU exhaust is close to reverser number 2 and the exhaust air can then be distorted and reingested.