Re: How come...

Date:         19 Aug 98 00:57:40 
From:         Scott Jacobson <75706.2201@compuserve.com>
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>Why do you often see DC-9s/MD-80s parked with their thrust reversers open at
>holding areas, cargo ramps, gates, etc?

Opening thethrust reverser buckets on these airplanes allows water to drain
& provides some FOD protection.

Scott