arcticcruiser wrote:Acey559 wrote:One thing I’ve noticed flying the 757 (and the 767 for that matter) is if the reversers are deployed before the nosewheel is on the ground, the nose has a tendency to want to drop pretty rapidly so one has to be ready for that. It’s not violent and nothing that can’t be overcome, but if it’s true that the FO is on IOE, he/she may have popped the reversers and not been ready to arrest the nose. Of course, I have no idea if that’s what happened here, but I can see it happening fairly easily with someone new to the jet.
Normal procedure, deploy reversers on main gear touchdown. Hold the elevator back and land the nose gear. Normal. And works. Done a lot of IOEs, not had a problem. Yet.
The Chinese did manage to write one off this way.
Agreed. I just finished check airman training and should have my letter soon. Ironically one of the things we touched on in the sim was this very thing. A good reminder for us all to always be on our toes and give thorough briefings.