|Quoting FLY2HMO (Thread starter):|
I'd figure it would be pretty annoying to switch from left and right several times.
|Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 1):|
A high wing aircraft like the C-172 can have a both position because they use gravity to feed a reservoir, and then the fuel pumps are downstream of the reservoir. If fuel runs out in one tank, fuel from the other tank still goes to the reservoir, preventing air from getting into the fuel line.
|Quoting Erj-145mech (Reply 4):|
Skyhawks don't have reservoirs or fuel pumps, everything else is correct
|Quoting Mir (Reply 2):|
At UND, the fleet is all Pipers (low-wing). Rumor has it that the first thing ATC says after you declare an engine failure emergency is "Have you switched tanks?"
|Quoting Stoicescu (Reply 6):|
it won't help at all... it probably sucked enough air to make it unusable
|Quoting Askr (Reply 10):|
Couldnt it be possible to place a pump bellow the lowest tank?