Re: ATR Falls on Tail (almost) (Was Prop Brake)

From:         S.Tolboom@kub.nl (S. TOLBOOM)
Organization: Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Date:         06 Sep 95 01:04:08 
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>"Tail sitting", as I have heard this problem called, is apperently quite
>a serious concern.  One airline (that will remain unnamed) that regularly
>flies a 747-400 into YVR uses a "Pogo stick" while loading and
>unloading.  It is interesting to note that no other airlines that
>operate this same aircraft type out of here use Pogo sticks.  I wonder
>if this airline has ever had a problem with their 747's tail sitting...

Let me guess, it was a 747-400 Combi. If so it would be quite logical to use
such a stick, the reason the particular airline (KLM btw?) is the only one
who does this at YVR is that they are the only one operating combis into YVR.

Stephan