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Unformatted text preview: When should The Reverse Thrust be Initiated during a landing? If reverse thrust is to be used to reduce the stopping distance together with the brake and tire wear, it is most effective when selected at high speed. That would means, immediately when the airplane's main wheels come into contact with the runway. At this point, the nose wheel is still off the ground. So, as soon as the reverse thrust is used, there is a tendency for the nose to drop. This can be controlled by gently lowering the nose wheels. The reverse thrust can be maintained up to maximum until the airspeed reduces to 60 knots (69 mph). Below 60 knots, the effectiveness of the reversers is very negligible and its usage only contributes to noise pollution. Many airports prohibit maximum reverse thrust on landing except for emergency use only. So you can engage the reverse thrust before the nose wheel comes into contact with the runway otherwise you loose its effectiveness. Some argues that selecting the reversers too soon may cause the nose wheel to drop, thus causing stress to it. Hence the pilot has to be gentle in handling the lowering of the nose wheel. THE QUESTIONS 1. I went through Malaysian Flying Academy website - they seem to provide quite a good course leading to a commercial airlines pilot license. But I still need some opinions from you - is it worth leading to a commercial airlines pilot license....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2009 for the course AVIATION 4676 taught by Professor Timsherwood during the Spring '09 term at 東京国際大学.
- Spring '09