Date: 28 Aug 97 02:30:41 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: Reference.Com Posting Service References: 1 2
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On 18 Aug 97 02:22:16 , email@example.com (GERWOCII) wrote: > I belive the DC-8 is able to fly it's approach using reverse thrust. As a > matter of fact ive seen a picture of it. As an enroute controller at Melbourne Center (Australia) in the 70's, I can vividly remember Alitalia using reverse thrust for inbound speed control within 150 nm. of the airport. It was certainly interesting when aircraft which had to rely on speed brakes for Mach/IAS reduction were following behind the Alitalia DC8s at minimum longitudinal separation distances! As I recall, Alitalia were the only DC8 carriers which used this technique in Australian airsapce; to the best of my knowledge, Air New Zealand (the other major DC8 operator in the area) did not. I also recall that the technique was allegedly responsible for structural problems with main spars and/or pylons. Could someone in the know please confirm this. Regards, Cass Alexander -- Posted using Reference.COM http://www.reference.com Browse, Search and Post Usenet and Mailing list Archive and Catalog. InReference, Inc. accepts no responsibility for the content of this posting.