Date: 10 Jul 99 02:33:26 From: Michael P Nixon <email@example.com> References: 1 2 3
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On 25 Jun 99 01:33:04 Mike Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >PSLEIGHT wrote: >> Andrew van der Plas wrote in message ... >> >Why do aircraft usualy start first engine 2 and then engine 1, on a >> >two-engined airplane. > >To diverge slighltly, why can't a 737 start *at all* without external >help? I recently got delayed on a Chicago-Memphis leg (North West) >because the pilot claimed he couldn't start wihout a SNAFU EPU? Can't >these planes start on their APUs/whatever alone? They normally do start them solely with an on-board APU, however, occasionally a problem will arise of which the pilots aren't aware until start-time. THEN they discover that they need a GPU. Mike __ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.