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, March 15, 2015

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

DC-9 "powerback".

The big sin for those was touching the brakes. If they needed to stop, the drill was to stow the buckets and then apply forward thrust. For if the pilots touched the brakes whilst the airplane was moving backwards, a tail strike would ensue, and that was A Bad Thing.


Keaaukane said...

How does that work? I would think the forward thrust would cancel the rearward thrust. Is it the angle of the buckets?

Deadstick said...

The buckets redirect the exhaust forward, so the only forward thrust comes from what fraction of the gas misses the buckets.