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(LiveLeak) Video Skywest jet now arriving at Terminal 16, Terminal 15, Terminal 14   (liveleak.com) divider line 32
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2012-11-08 09:28:54 AM  
I know what this is really about- you want me to get an abortion!
 
2012-11-08 10:07:32 AM  
What an asshole!
 
2012-11-08 10:08:03 AM  
Wait. Jets have reverse? Then why are they always pushed back fro the gate by trucks?
 
2012-11-08 10:13:10 AM  
Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked... in the head... with an iron boot? Of course you don't, no one does. It never happens. Sorry, that's a dumb question... skip that.
 
2012-11-08 10:13:12 AM  
Did it look like a big tylenol?
 
2012-11-08 10:16:37 AM  

abhorrent1: Wait. Jets have reverse? Then why are they always pushed back fro the gate by trucks?


The guy used reverse thrust
 
2012-11-08 10:17:08 AM  
Don't distribute
 
2012-11-08 10:17:16 AM  

abhorrent1: Wait. Jets have reverse? Then why are they always pushed back fro the gate by trucks?


I think reverse thrust is only supposed to slow the airplane down, I don't think it's really meant to drive the airplane backwards like that since the engine isn't actually running in reverse.

If nothing else, think of it this way. You just expect him to look in the rearview mirror to see where he's going?
 
2012-11-08 10:18:10 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: What an asshole!


He should totally just off himself.
 
2012-11-08 10:19:04 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I think reverse thrust is only supposed to slow the airplane down, I don't think it's really meant to drive the airplane backwards like that since the engine isn't actually running in reverse.


The engines don't actually run during pushback. They don't start the engines until after pushback is complete. You're right though, it's not designed to reverse an airplane, just slow it down.
 
2012-11-08 10:30:49 AM  
alright, give me Ham on 5, hold the Mayo
 
2012-11-08 10:31:12 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Eddie Adams from Torrance: What an asshole!

He should totally just off himself.


He did

/in case you dnrtfa
 
2012-11-08 10:33:20 AM  
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what a thrust reverser might look like
 
2012-11-08 10:33:33 AM  

abhorrent1: Tr0mBoNe: Eddie Adams from Torrance: What an asshole!

He should totally just off himself.

He did

/in case you dnrtfa


I think that was the joke.
 
2012-11-08 10:41:11 AM  

TonnageVT: The engines don't actually run during pushback. They don't start the engines until after pushback is complete. You're right though, it's not designed to reverse an airplane, just slow it down.


He had to have been running the engine there though, didn't he? Otherwise how would he have gotten the airplane moving backwards? I can't imagine they sent someone out to helpfully push the plane backwards and help him steal it.

Also, I was wrong. Apparently these planes are perfectly capable of using reverse thrust on the ground to go backwards and even do so on occasion at certain gates that are designed to allow for the procedure without risking damage to nearby people or structures.
 
2012-11-08 10:50:47 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: TonnageVT: The engines don't actually run during pushback. They don't start the engines until after pushback is complete. You're right though, it's not designed to reverse an airplane, just slow it down.

He had to have been running the engine there though, didn't he? Otherwise how would he have gotten the airplane moving backwards? I can't imagine they sent someone out to helpfully push the plane backwards and help him steal it.

Also, I was wrong. Apparently these planes are perfectly capable of using reverse thrust on the ground to go backwards and even do so on occasion at certain gates that are designed to allow for the procedure without risking damage to nearby people or structures.


Yes, in this instance the engines were running and he used reverse thrust to reverse the plane, however, in general, they just use the tow truck while the engine is off. You can see in the video that the reverse thrust kicks in, just watch the engine as he's reversing.

I understand the planes are capable, but I think the standard procedure is just to pushback using a truck while keeping engines off.
 
2012-11-08 11:05:13 AM  

abhorrent1: Wait. Jets have reverse? Then why are they always pushed back fro the gate by trucks?


As I understand it, while reverse thrust could be used to move the plane back from the terminal, it's incredibly inefficient and would waste a lot of fuel.
 
2012-11-08 11:10:09 AM  

DemDave: abhorrent1: Wait. Jets have reverse? Then why are they always pushed back fro the gate by trucks?

As I understand it, while reverse thrust could be used to move the plane back from the terminal, it's incredibly inefficient and would waste a lot of fuel.


It would also blow over a lot of shiat that they keep next to the terminal. :)
 
2012-11-08 11:16:52 AM  
Someone slipped the surly bonds of sanity.
 
2012-11-08 12:02:54 PM  
My question is, he's a pilot, why didn't he try flying the plane? It looks like he went all GTA and just crashed through shiat.
 
2012-11-08 12:02:55 PM  

Explodo: Someone slipped the surly bonds of sanity.


to touch the face of herp
 
2012-11-08 12:03:42 PM  

TonnageVT: My question is, he's a pilot, why didn't he try flying the plane? It looks like he went all GTA and just crashed through shiat.


On the second video, it looks like he clipped the wings on the terminal. After that, I doubt he would have ever been able to take off.
 
2012-11-08 12:04:44 PM  
For CRJ aircraft, use of reverse thrust for aircraft maneuvering is generally prohibited, primarily because of the risk of foreign object debris damage. However, yes, it's fully capable of moving backward under its own power. I've used reverse thrust myself a few times in the CRJ to maneuver the aircraft into remote parking spots at some airports, but never during normal operations. It's used almost every time for landing to slow the aircraft and decrease wear on the brakes. The only airline I know that regularly used reverse thrust for pushback was American on their MD-80s. You'd see them power out at DFW all the time.

Unlike the "buckets" that are shown in the picture above, the CRJ (and most modern aircraft) uses a translating cowl that opens on the engine nacelle while blocker doors pop up and redirect the bypass air out and forward. It's pretty impressive how well it actually works. A good shot of it can be seen here: Link
 
2012-11-08 12:07:59 PM  
The TSA, keeping us safe from 4 ounces of shampoo. Keeping us safe from people stealing planes? Not so much.
 
2012-11-08 12:14:23 PM  

Modguy: TonnageVT: My question is, he's a pilot, why didn't he try flying the plane? It looks like he went all GTA and just crashed through shiat.

On the second video, it looks like he clipped the wings on the terminal. After that, I doubt he would have ever been able to take off.


Good catch, thanks.
 
2012-11-08 12:23:51 PM  

TonnageVT: My question is, he's a pilot, why didn't he try flying the plane? It looks like he went all GTA and just crashed through shiat.


Because he's farking crazy?
 
2012-11-08 01:08:45 PM  
Over Nacho Grande????
 
2012-11-08 01:13:03 PM  
Should have stayed at 30,000

/no, feet.
 
2012-11-08 06:11:24 PM  
Who left the keys in the cockpit?
 
2012-11-08 08:32:41 PM  
Don't Distribute this some more
 
2012-11-09 07:30:03 AM  
Alright striker, I want you to find a piece of metal, and jam it in there!

Where am I going to find metal.. up here... at this hour?
 
2012-11-09 09:56:26 AM  
Northwest Airlines used to reverse out of gates (that had the clearance) all of the time with DC-9's.
 
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