From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bruce O'Neel) Organization: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center -- InterNetNews site Date: 04 Jan 94 22:52:30 PST References: 1 2
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes: >>I saw one AMR's 727 at Rochester airport pushing it self in reverse >>direction just by its own engines. >This has been discussed on the net in the past, maybe here, maybe in >rec.travel.air or one of the rec.aviation.* groups. The bottom line >is that yes, some jets are capable of pushing themselves back, but the >practice doesn't seem to be all that common. I recall mention of both >American and Southwest doing this, with American most frequently doing >it with MD-80s. One thing mentioned was that there was a greater potential for Foreign Object Damage in these cases. This would imply that a tail engined plane would be a better choice. bruce -- The great Nyquist lie. 2x is not enough, it just make reconstruction very very difficult but not impossible.