Re: Thrust reversers [Was: Peruvian 757 crash -- possible cause reported]

Date:         23 Nov 96 20:09:56 
From:         "Dennis L. Murphy" <>
Organization: NeoSoft, Inc.
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Adam Dobrzycki wrote:
> When did the necessity of wheels being on the ground in order to
> allow activating the reversers become a common thing? Did 707s/DC-8s
> etc. have that, too?

The DC-8's had the capability of engaging the reversers on the inboard
engines while in flight.  Doing so was an "emergency" action only.  It
was not used unless certain specific problems existed.

Dennis Murphy