donnf wrote:Thanks for the feedback. Yes, loading was via the aft-rear door, after the passengers walked along the starbord side and around the tail. The noise, heat, and air blast that I and other passengers felt appeared to be coming from the port (left) side engine. It was frightening for many passengers. 3 or 4 the ground crew were trying to use rain umbrellas to shield the boarding passengers from the hot air blast as they climbed the boarding steps. I have made the same flight about 6 times, now, and this was to only time that I had experienced the severe noise, the hot engine exhaust, and the high velocity air blast. It all seemed to me that the port engine was responsible. If my facts are as I described them are correct, was the the boarding procedure a sanctioned and safe one?
VSMUT wrote:donnf wrote:One more thing, we dont use port and starboard in aviation. We use left and right. To avoid confusion (and I have a feeling that you might also have mixed them up) I suggest you do the same.
rendezvous wrote:The ATR has a strap that connects the left propeller to the fuselage to prevent it spinning in the wind. Maybe this strap wasn't installed, so the propeller was spinning with the wind.
VSMUT wrote:rendezvous wrote:The ATR has a strap that connects the left propeller to the fuselage to prevent it spinning in the wind. Maybe this strap wasn't installed, so the propeller was spinning with the wind.
They don't normally get used during short turnarounds, and would typically be removed as one of the first things when the crew or ground staff reach the aircraft.
Max Q wrote:Port and Starboard are nautical terms not appropriate in aviation.
Max Q wrote:Were these airlines or shipping lines ?!
Port and Starboard are nautical terms not appropriate in aviation.
Let’s keep it simple, left and right works
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