Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Tu-154. Watch the buckets on landing:


CenterPuke88 said...

Interesting technique with those reversers. I spent sometime pondering why the tail dipped suddenly on deployment of the reversers, as they look symmetrical. I don't remember much seat of the pants feeling of the tail diving for the runway on removal of thrust, just a universal drop, but as a low time private, I might be missing something obvious.

Mark Rossmore said...

According to comments on the video, the 154 has an intermediate stop on reverser deployment, where they can pop the buckets--using them as speedbrakes--without actually having to throttle up the thrust. Then once the mains settle, they power up.

Old NFO said...

+1 on Mark, but that's STILL a scary evolution... One pops, and one doesn't it'd get REAL interesting...

Will said...

Shades of the BD-5J! IIRC, the USAF crashed a few of them due to pilots mis-managing the clamshell reverser setup. You could deploy it almost instantly, and they were using it as speedbrakes on approach, but the aircraft could NOT maintain sufficient speed to avoid stalling even at idle. The BD-5 really needed speedbrakes, even with a prop system. You could cycle the gear just as fast, and some pilots use that, but you risked tearing up the gear doors and covers. That would put you in the same bad situation. Slippery aircraft. The high time BD-5 test pilot at San Jose said he would start letting down from cruise at 40 miles, to avoid running over the airliners if he let it go until closer to the field. Hard to keep it below the 250 max speed limit near an airport when he put the nose down. Neat plane.