Re: HS Trident/More wierdness

Date:         28 Jul 97 01:13:30 
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Can anybody confirm or deny this quote:

	" The defunct and unlamented Trident was unique in that reverse
	thrust was selected before the aircraft touched down and the aircraft
	could b elowered onto the runway by its judicious application. As
	this action was carried out by the co-pilot, it was the only
	aircraft designed to be landed by the person who wasn't flying
	the airplane."

I suppose I ought to give the source. "Bluff your way on the flight deck" by
Capt. Ken Beere. The biography states, among other things, that the author
	- is ex-RAF
	- spent 32 years flying passenger planes
	- for BEA
	- to Europe, etc
Hence I strongly suspect he did fly Tridents.

            The above are my own views, not the views of HP
  Tom Gardner                 Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Filton Rd,	      Stoke Gifford, Bristol, Avon, BS12 6QZ, ENGLAND.
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