Avioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4120 times:
A pilot is "encouraged" to not have a direct breeze up the tailpipe on starting. It can make for a very pretty (and sometimes exciting) display if there's a weak igniter. Each company has their own policies based on the appropriate manufacturer's operating and maintenance manuals.
One may educate the ignorance from the unknowing but stupid is forever. Boswell; ca: 1533
Jjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4004 times:
At my company (regional Saab 340 operator), aircraft are (when possible) positioned into the expected wind to avoid a hot-start or ingestion of exhaust gases into the cabin -- this is especially noticeable on the first flight of the day, as the oil that seeped overnight burns off.