Date: 30 Mar 97 03:54:26 From: Robert Kochersberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: North Carolina State University References: 1 Followups: 1
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Arman VOSKANIAN wrote: > > Last week a friend of mine has taken an Airbus A319 flight on Air > France Europe (formerly Air Inter) domestic route. Few minutes after > take off, the crew slowed down the engines power to idle for few > seconds. Then set it to normal climbing thrust level. > On the return flight on the same type (A319) there was the same > event. This time, before it happened, the captain announced it, > saying don't worry, "it is normal". FWIW, I rode in the cockpit of a Swissair A319 earlier this month from Zurich to Paris, and there was no such reduction of power. Takeoff and climb to FL290 were done in what I thought was the "normal" way--high power until reduction for cruise.