Re: Reverse Thrust on a 757

From:         calvano@shadow.net (Calvin D. Harman, Jr.)
Organization: Shadow Information Services, Inc.
Date:         09 Nov 94 00:51:24 
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In article <airliners.1994.1671@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
saghir@eecg.toronto.edu (Mazen Saghir) wrote:

> While waiting for our flight to take off at DFW, I noticed that two 757s
> landed and had reverse thrust applied before their front landing gears had
> touched the ground. Is this standard procedure? I though that reverse thrust
> is applied after all wheels are on the ground.

Most airliners Apply reverse thrust upon main wheel touchdown.
The only exception I know of is the MD-80, which must wait for
nosewheel touchdown(due to possible ground contact with clamshell
thrust reverser doors).