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Post 9/11warnings About Thrust Reversers

Thu Jun 06, 2002 9:11 pm

Has anyone else had these? I had them on a Mytravel flight from the UK. Is it only a UK thing or only the Airline????
 
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RE: Post 9/11warnings About Thrust Reversers

Thu Jun 06, 2002 9:25 pm

Now that you mention-yes; about a month ago we were flying in to STN from Malmo on Ryanair, and the Captain made a comment about expecting a roar after landing, then explaining it was RT....strange, don't know why, after so many years of flying people are suddenly afraid of RT application after touch down!?
 
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RE: Post 9/11warnings About Thrust Reversers

Thu Jun 06, 2002 10:05 pm

Is this true? Wow, I didn't know that was the case. Surely people that have flown before know about reverse thrust. I know, I know, ....... don't call you surely!!!  Smile
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RE: Post 9/11warnings About Thrust Reversers

Thu Jun 06, 2002 10:10 pm

This is an announcement made by most UK airlines (especially charter where the passengers are less likely to be regular travellers). At Britannia it has featured as a pre-recorded message during the descent for about 5 years now. Of the top of my head it goes something like this:

"After landing you will hear an increase in the engine noise. This is perfectly normal, and is caused by the reverse thrust braking system fitted to this aircraft."

Air 2000, Airtours / My Travel and JMC are three other airlines which make this announcement before landing and have done for several years, although I think the cabin crew make the announcement on those airlines rather than pre-recorded.

Main reason is most charter airlines have full reverse as company policy on all landings (saves the brake wear so saves ££).
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RE: Post 9/11warnings About Thrust Reversers

Thu Jun 06, 2002 10:12 pm

Had that warning a couple of times on 737-200's.

It is great when you have somebody afraid of flying sitting in a window seat about two rows in back of the trailing edge of the wing...Escpecially if you are the next row or two behind them!!!

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RE: Post 9/11warnings About Thrust Reversers

Fri Jun 21, 2002 8:36 am

Oh my god... first the wing falls apart, then the back of the engine opens up! We're all gonna di..oh wait... it just went back together.... Big grin

I've been stuck on planes next to people that have chanted "weregonnadieweregonnadieweregonnadie" at every little bump, and on every turn as we were flying the pattern to land at MSP on a NW A320.

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RE: Post 9/11warnings About Thrust Reversers

Fri Jun 21, 2002 9:24 am

I allmost smacked a woman once on a World flight (Airplane! style). She was afraid of everything. To give a list:

Wing flex on taxi: "Should the wings shake like that??!!"
Gear Down: "What's that rumbling noise??!!"
Light Rain: "Why is the pilot flying in such bad weather??!!"
Light-moderate turbulance: "OMG, Was I right about the wings??!!"
DC-10 Aircraft: "It's so big, can it hold all of these people??!!"

This all overheard by me... being told to her husband.
 
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RE: Post 9/11warnings About Thrust Reversers

Fri Jun 21, 2002 9:28 am

I've never heard such a warning before on any flight, although I agree that a reverse on the 737-200 must look pretty scary to someone who doesn't know anything about aircraft...it looks literally like the engine is falling apart.
 
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RE: Post 9/11warnings About Thrust Reversers

Fri Jun 21, 2002 9:31 am

Wow...

yeah, a lot a peeps out there are really dumb about planes and stuff... let them be. However, that isnt to say that they arent annoying as piss.

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