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(LiveLeak) Video Skywest jet now arriving at Terminal 16, Terminal 15, Terminal 14   ( divider line
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5749 clicks; posted to Video » on 08 Nov 2012 at 10:02 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-08 12:04:44 PM  
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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 08:32:41 PM  
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Don't Distribute this some more
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