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Ba166 just landed without cover part on left engine [normal ops using reverse thrust]

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Old May 30, 19, 3:16 am
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Ba166 just landed without cover part on left engine [normal ops using reverse thrust]

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Old May 30, 19, 3:27 am
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Isnít this normal during reverse thrust?
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Yes my mistake
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Old May 30, 19, 4:46 am
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For the benefit of those of us who have not memorised both the entire BA timetable and BA's fleet, this is TLV to LHR, and it is a 777-200, G-VIIO. And as a layman, I think this is referring to the reverse thrust stage just after landing, when briefly the blue "thing" on top of the engine retracts for up to a minute or so, and then slides back into place. And nothing to be alarmed about, unless it doesn't happen I suppose.
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And nothing to be alarmed about, unless it doesn't happen I suppose.
I don't even think it's necessarily anything to be alarmed about if it doesn't happen on landing. IIRC, reverse thrust is usually not critical to landing performance.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
For the benefit of those of us who have not memorised both the entire BA timetable and BA's fleet, this is TLV to LHR, and it is a 777-200, G-VIIO. And as a layman, I think this is referring to the reverse thrust stage just after landing, when briefly the blue "thing" on top of the engine retracts for up to a minute or so, and then slides back into place. And nothing to be alarmed about, unless it doesn't happen I suppose.
Iím curious what one of the densified LGW 777s is doing at LHR. Other than flying revenue passenger flights, obviously!
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Originally Posted by TedToToe View Post

Iím curious what one of the densified LGW 777s is doing at LHR. Other than flying revenue passenger flights, obviously!
It was actually a typo on my part, it's G-VIID that did today's service from Tel Aviv to London.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
For the benefit of those of us who have not memorised both the entire BA timetable and BA's fleet, this is TLV to LHR, and it is a 777-200, G-VIIO. And as a layman, I think this is referring to the reverse thrust stage just after landing, when briefly the blue "thing" on top of the engine retracts for up to a minute or so, and then slides back into place. And nothing to be alarmed about, unless it doesn't happen I suppose.
Reading up on planes for quite a few years now, I think that reverse thrust panel is part of the Cold stream type system used on 777's and other jet engines. Of course there are many other types so you can now confidently tell someone the answer to the question if anyone ever asks you

"What's that blue thing/door doing go backwards on landing?"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust_reversal
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
It was actually a typo on my part, it's G-VIID that did today's service from Tel Aviv to London.
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Of course, it is always possible that something will fall off. Recently:-And, of course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM
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Of course, it is always possible that something will fall off. Recently:-And, of course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM
What part of the engine is the "chunk"? What's its function?
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What part of the engine is the "chunk"? What's its function?
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Yeah...😂. But if it was VIIO (which it was Not) then it's claim to fame was burning up on the tarmac at Vegas. .
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
What part of the engine is the "chunk"? What's its function?
"Chunk" is quite descriptive enough for most of us flyers who can't even tell one type of plane from another. I don't need to know the correct name or purpose of the chunk, only whether it's critical for the safe operation of the aircraft or not.
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