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| A visitor from - posted Tue September 4, 2012:|
The reason why there is reverse thrust in the air is due to the long spool-up time of the engines, so this already gets them ready for landing. Nice picture Raymond!
| A visitor from United States posted Fri December 14, 2007:|
Love that tiny tail-strike preventing wheel.
| A visitor from United States posted Thu November 29, 2007:|
Reverse just prior to touchdown is common practice for the IL-62.
| A visitor from Peru posted Tue November 6, 2007:|
Just about to pull down the rear wheel.
| A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu November 1, 2007:|
I think this type only has thrust reversers on the outer engines only. Something about hot air exhaust damaging the airframe AFAIR.
| A visitor from Canada posted Tue March 6, 2007:|
| A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat September 23, 2006:|
Lovely aircraft, its great to see something as unique as this, and an airline like Air Koryo (sadly banned in the EU!) and a wonderful photo it is.
| A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat July 29, 2006:|
It's allowed to use reverse in the air before touchdown on this type of aircraft.
It's real Russian plane:)
| A visitor from United States posted Sat June 3, 2006:|
My guess is that since it has 4 engines
2 are on reverse thrust and slowing the plane down and 2 are providing thrush so the plane dosent slam on he runway. i guess its an easiae way of slowing aircraft like this.
| A visitor from Mexico posted Mon May 29, 2006:|
Hey! what's the story with the reverse thrusters before touchdown? i thought the reverses could only be activated only once the plane was on the ground! could anyone explain please?
| A visitor from Israel posted Tue September 20, 2005:|
Wow!,reverse before landing!?,why?
| A visitor from France posted Fri August 26, 2005:|
Reverse before landing