Date: 28 Jul 97 01:13:26 From: email@example.com (Pacifier User) Organization: Pacifier Online Data Service, Vancouver, Wa. ((360) 693-0325) References: 1
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Andrew Goldfinger (Andy.Goldfinger@jhuapl.edu) wrote: : A few years ago, I saw a Swearingin Metro with a tubluar member at : the tail apex. I asked about this, and was told that it was for a JATO : engine. : : 1. Is this true : : 2. If true, has anyone here ridden a Metro during a JATO take off? : Could they share their experience? When I worked for Big Sky Airlines (Montana commuter, used to be Northwest Airlink) I asked what the car-like ignition switch in the cockpit was for, the pilot told me it was for JATO, then said "The only thing it's good for is leaving a smoke trail to the crash site". Also heard from another pilot that they lit one off while the a/c was on the ramp and it didn't even move the a/c!!