n88kb From Australia, joined Jun 2010, 56 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3611 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, 466 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3375 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.