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by bradyj23
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing 737 pilots use Flaps 1 or Flaps 10 very often?
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Do Boeing 737 pilots use Flaps 1 or Flaps 10 very often?

Only in the classic. The NG won’t honk at you flaps 10. I use it frequently. Same. Flaps 10 quite a bit. Slow down/get down. Especially in the 900. Flaps 2 is pretty rare. More of a personal preference. Flaps 40 only on short runways or to “practice”. Heavy or short runway takeoffs will see flaps 1...

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by bradyj23
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interference / Pranks on ATC
Replies: 10
Views: 2052

Re: Interference / Pranks on ATC

It has been happening regularly for the last few years. It’s usually on 121.5. Never heard of someone being caught.

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by bradyj23
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about cockpit audio warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Question about cockpit audio warning

EGPWS also has flap warnings. “Too Low Flaps”

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by bradyj23
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do FAs collect trash 30 seconds after service ends?
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Why do FAs collect trash 30 seconds after service ends?

Because if I’m sitting towards the front I have finished my snack and have my trash just sitting in front of me. They don’t want it put in the seat pocket. I can’t pull out my laptop with trash on my table.

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by bradyj23
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?

Also, the websites like FR24 use ground speed, not KIAS, for reporting. At 10,000’, 250 KIAS equals 288 KTAS in standard air plus or minus the wind. Yeah they are seeing TAS or GS. Nobody is doing 300 IAS below 10k. I’ve done it during an emergency and it’s definitely different. Have to think about...

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by bradyj23
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?

Did the DC9 have the same icing issue? I know the 717 has the ice detectors on the wing.

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by bradyj23
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chart of Jetliners with and without wing vortex generators.
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Chart of Jetliners with and without wing vortex generators.

No vortex generators on the CRJ series IIRC.

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by bradyj23
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 4869

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

BAorAB wrote:
Doors were in automatic mode so slide deployed. FA's should have quickly switched to manual mode knowing this was going to happen.


It’s a long way to the ground. Deploying a slide isn’t great but opening a door and falling out seems way worse to me.

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by bradyj23
Wed May 26, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How common is significant over fueling?
Replies: 15
Views: 2994

Re: How common is significant over fueling?

What is the minimum required to remove fuel from an airliner? Can all aircraft do it or only on some? I assume you can't put it back into a hydrant system, so would you need an empty tanker with the ability to pump in the reverse direction? All the aircraft I’ve worked (B72/74/75/76, A300, DC8, L10...

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by bradyj23
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta’s SLC hub-What’s next?
Replies: 51
Views: 7109

Re: Delta’s SLC hub-What’s next?

ICN once international comes back. Pretty sure Ed is on record saying he wants to add it.

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by bradyj23
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-700 “hole” in wing
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

Re: CRJ-700 “hole” in wing

It was a cover plate on the flaps. If I remember correctly they found the bracket was breaking and causing flap problems. The drag penalty was so small they just removed the plate and never fixed the bracket.

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by bradyj23
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?
Replies: 40
Views: 2939

Re: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?

The mainstream use of GPS in the civil sector came in the 1990s. There were many aircraft over the years flying somewhat illegally with a garmin 100 Velcroed... VORs etc are still used every day as they are used to define airways and instrumental in approach design segments, I know VOR’s are still ...

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by bradyj23
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?
Replies: 46
Views: 7419

Re: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?

thepinkmachine wrote:
P.S. as my Boeing instructor put it on the beginning of the 787 type rating training: “by the end of this course, you will have become a HUD whore” :biggrin:


We call them HUD cripples. But I like your description better and I fully plan to steal it for my own amusement.

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by bradyj23
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac IAF status
Replies: 27
Views: 4789

Re: Sea-Tac IAF status

You guys are wondering what IAF stands for but nobody is talking about POS?

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by bradyj23
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United upgrading in COS
Replies: 35
Views: 5282

Re: United upgrading in COS

BMcD wrote:
By the way it sounded the 200 will be gone for good out of COS.


Along with the MX hangar COS is also a CRJ base for OO. Will be interesting to see if the pilot base transitions to 175's or if the base closes/downsized. Or if they can still find enough routes for the CRJ to keep it up and running.

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by bradyj23
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many runways does an airport need?
Replies: 17
Views: 3403

Re: How many runways does an airport need?

e38 wrote:
How many runways does an airport need?

one.

e38


So does that make it technically 2?

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by bradyj23
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 8081

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Mexicana. Never flew them. But they had the happiest pilots on the radio.

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by bradyj23
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?

I was told it was so the same door could be used on the 200/700/900. One less thing to change.

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by bradyj23
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA selling surplus F cabin service items
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Re: BA selling surplus F cabin service items

IIRC the Delta Museum does garage sales of sorts. They sell pretty much everything. Seats, beverage carts, glasses, silverware, and everything else in between. Pretty cool if you ask me.

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by bradyj23
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 4565

Re: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?

At my former airline on the CRJ we would often shut down the left engine and wait until the ground crew plugged in ground power before shutting down the right engine. We were told that saved more money than running the APU. Current airline, on the 737, we always start the APU on the way in.

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by bradyj23
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Collision question
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Collision question

a Beech-18 in cruise slamming head on into an L1011 on approach with 200m/s collision speed carries about as much energy as about 15 Kg of TNT. There are probably few impact points where that is survivable. Thomas While mathematically correct you have to keep in mind that depending on the geometry ...

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by bradyj23
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3973

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

It is done for frequency coverage or another controller is getting ready to split off a sector or sectors and having aircraft on the proper frequency ahead of time reduces workload and also the risk for potential confusion. Splitting sectors when a controller is busy can be pretty chaotic. It can b...

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by bradyj23
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14629

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

:rotfl: Not me, but now that I've heard it, anything is possible. I agree that well-placed levity is a good thing. Too many pilots and controllers have an "us vs. them" mentality, which I've never understood. Reminders that we're all human helps bridge that gap. Back in the spring, I was ...

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by bradyj23
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14629

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

I’ve heard you! I’m always happy to play along. I know it’s not kosher but introducing a little levity in a chaotic environment seems appropriate from time to time. The whole Star Wars thing is funny, Jedi, Skywalker, Sith. You weren’t the one who blurted out “SHART” were you? We heard some traffic...

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by bradyj23
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?

They get changed regularly. You will often see burn in from where the screen used to be. But they get swapped to try and prevent this. We don't do that. Not that I'm aware of at least. And I've never seen burn in. Did they use a different part number earlier? Did they changed it when they upgraded ...

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by bradyj23
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?

They get changed regularly. You will often see burn in from where the screen used to be. But they get swapped to try and prevent this.

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by bradyj23
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Reverse Thrust Landings
Replies: 5
Views: 2883

Re: No Reverse Thrust Landings

Could be a couple of reasons. Light load, operational policy, pilot option, one reverser is deferred and don't want the yaw, etc. Could be that you just missed it. I remember not using reverse thrust on a flight into PMD (or brakes for that matter) and having 2 passengers ask me about it. It was a s...

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by bradyj23
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 9207

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

Yeah you are correct. I could barely see it. But it’s a 788. Just taxied by it. My mistake.

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by bradyj23
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 9207

Ethiopian A350 in SLC

Sitting in F terminal in SLC I noticed a Ethiopian A350 parked in the deice pad. Anyone know what it’s doing here?

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by bradyj23
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 8119

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

CRJ100/200 had a cup holder that was too small for a can of soda. As the CRJ100 probably has a nearly identical cockpit to a Challenger which went into service in the 80's: Soda cans in Canada were smaller than the US until 1990 or so... http://www.coke-cans.com/canada.html Had no idea. That’s inte...

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by bradyj23
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 8119

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

CRJ100/200 had a cup holder that was too small for a can of soda.

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by bradyj23
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19916

Re: Rumor: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

Is this really a rumor? Here’s a link to the memo saying they’re shutting down: https://www.avm-mag.com/trans-states-airlines-to-conclude-business-at-end-of-2020/ No it's not a rumor - not sure why the thread states it as such. Probably because OP didn’t post a source. This will make for some inter...

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by bradyj23
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Color of the 787 Engine Nozzle
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: Color of the 787 Engine Nozzle

asr0dzjq wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
They replaced the engine probably. Does Eva Air have Rolls Royce engines?

They got GE.


Probably still replaced one engine when the plane was delivered. I thought it was common practice to mismatch the engines with an older one for maintenance purposes.

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by bradyj23
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 10933

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

Its been a long time since I have done the visual to 01R but as I recall you would turn a downwind between Foster City and Cyote Point, the do your base inside of the 280 Freeway. Minium required power to keep the noise down. Was a lot of fun. Great approach. I was able to do it once and its a lot ...

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by bradyj23
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wheel retraction question
Replies: 12
Views: 2649

Re: Wheel retraction question

For the nose gear, it doesn't matter, and it has no brakes anyway, so there's a snubber that stops the wheels as it comes in. You can often hear this as a little screech sound in the cockpit. The CRJ 200 didn’t have snubbers. You could hear the nose wheel spinning away for quite awhile after retrac...

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by bradyj23
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Elmos fire
Replies: 13
Views: 4126

Re: St Elmos fire

Most aviators refer to this as St Elmos fire. However, this phenomena is technically not. It's a static discharge, no different than when you shock your fingertip touching a doorknob, a spark plug arcing, or simply a bolt of lightning. As airplanes fly through highly ionized storms (usually near th...

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by bradyj23
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 26551

Re: Safety of Flying over The Middle East

arfbool wrote:
Malayil wrote:
Considering only the Russians and Americans have shot down civilian airliners, I think you’ll be alright.


That’s not even close to true.

EK 216 (LAX-DXB) has detoured around Iran each of the last 2 days.


What are you getting at? He said shot down. Who else has? Seems pretty accurate to me.

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by bradyj23
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15736

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

I’m no AA fan but is a 2 hour delay really “stranding” the team? This really seems to be blown way out of proportion. Something broke and a part had to be changed. Things happen regardless of who’s onboard.
But on the other hand it has led to some great jokes so thank you for that.

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by bradyj23
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL performance from airliner
Replies: 22
Views: 1919

Re: STOL performance from airliner

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hitower3 wrote:

Oh, and forget about JATO for civilian operations.

Best regards,
Hendric


Tell that to Mexicana!

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.avgeek ... e-727/amp/

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by bradyj23
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 varients
Replies: 32
Views: 2574

Re: DC10 varients

There has been quite a bit of discussion about using or not using the center gear in normal ops. This may be a very stupid question, but is there more than 1 gear lever? Does the center gear have a different switch? I honestly don’t know(would be surprised if there was). Thanks for the knowledge.

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by bradyj23
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Speeding Tickets and GPA
Replies: 28
Views: 5146

Re: Speeding Tickets and GPA

No. Two tickets will absolutely not destroy your career. Especially not when pilots are in demand. Learn from it, be able to explain it, and don’t make it a trend.

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by bradyj23
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual or Auto?
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: Manual or Auto?

flyenthu wrote:
Hi!

Do pilots rely on manual flying than autopilots where the flight route deviates or jogs a lot like in the pic attached?

Thanks!

F/E


No pic and not really sure what you are asking. But we usually leave it on autopilot during cruise, holding, etc. It allows us to monitor better.

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by bradyj23
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200ER Range?
Replies: 18
Views: 4818

Re: CRJ-200ER Range?

Payload and winds would play a large part in max time. Full CRJ would be quite a bit different than empty. Empty I'd say 4+ hours easy Please explain how winds affect max time aloft If an aircraft is flying against a strong headwind, the ground speed is significantly reduced, and it will take more ...

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by bradyj23
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: external cooling for brakes on landing
Replies: 28
Views: 9560

Re: external cooling for brakes on landing

is there any modern examples when crew ask ground services to spread water for cooling wheels? No. You can shock cool brakes by pouring water on them. Which can cause them to warp or crack. You use fans. Puddles don’t pose a problem as the brakes are up in the wheel hubs and a puddle would splash o...

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by bradyj23
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK
Replies: 12
Views: 2862

Re: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK

I’d say if anything departures to the north out of SJC affect SFO arrivals more so, they have to climb pretty steep and or turn quite soon on climb out from my experience The turn isn’t any sooner than many other departures around the world, but it’s unusual in that it is 180 degrees. The climb out...

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by bradyj23
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK
Replies: 12
Views: 2862

Re: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK

Not related, but something else interesting in the area. I moved to PDX last year and have been travelling SJC - PDX. When SJC departs to the northwest, we will do a 360 degree loop to the right around the SJC airport, then overfly it at an altitude and proceed north over the bay, enroute to PDX. N...

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by bradyj23
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 13191

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

As I am not a pilot, I saw something on landing, that I do not understand. As soon as they touched down, they deployed the thrust reverser on what is likely the operational engine (only). Would this not cause an asymmetric event on the aircraft where control can be lost??? Just because you deploy t...

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by bradyj23
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 13191

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

As I am not a pilot, I saw something on landing, that I do not understand. As soon as they touched down, they deployed the thrust reverser on what is likely the operational engine (only). Would this not cause an asymmetric event on the aircraft where control can be lost??? Just because you deploy t...

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