Re: Compressor Stall at Takeoff?

Date:         09 Dec 97 03:54:23 
From: (AirBearZln)
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I have experienced a compressor stall (as a passenger) in an OLD
peruvian 727, caused, as I recall, by a rear quartering tailwind.
Likewise, the Capitano just taxied to the runway better aligned into the
wind and pressed on.  Same flight had two tire blowouts, which delayed
us for several hours while Pep Boys jacks sufficient to lift the plane
were arranged...but that is another story.  I have experienced
compressor stall while flying a Bell 204, and the standard drill is to
shut down and have the engine inspected.l  I am told that it is less of
a big deal in large fixed-wing type engines.  Rob