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Fokker F100 Taxiing Question

Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:49 am

Hi Folks,

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?


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RE: Fokker F100 Taxiing Question

Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:08 pm

Seen it on a lot of aircraft with clamshell thrust reverser, Gulfstreams are known for it as well.

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RE: Fokker F100 Taxiing Question

Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:29 pm

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.

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