Re: HS Trident/More wierdness

Date:         28 Jul 97 01:13:30 
From:         tgg@hpl.hp.com.NOSPAM ()
Organization: Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol, England
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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.

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