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A Little Help With Powerbacks.

Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:00 pm

Hey there!

I would like to get some general information on powerbacks. I know it's when an airliner uses the reverse thrust to pull itself out of the gate, but would it create a large wind tunnel or possibly suck up any loose stuff from the ramp? Possibly crates, or carts?

Also, which airliners can do it?
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RE: A Little Help With Powerbacks.

Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:19 pm

This should provide some general information on 'powerbacks'...

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RE: A Little Help With Powerbacks.

Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:14 am

When powerbacking from the gate, the pilots use Minimal reverse thrust. So, generally it is not enough to suck in a cart.

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