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Old 1st Jun 2018, 15:20
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sheppey
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 374
I did come across a training captain from a neighbour airline whose personal opinion was to teach not setting the park brake when 'line up & wait' on the runway. Why? The brakes might stick on and you block the runway. Like I said the list could be endless if you let your imagination go wild.
Interestingly I was informed just the other day by a former military pilot that not setting the park brake at the holding point or when lined up on the runway was SOP at RAAF Central Flying School a few years ago. . The reason given was a single instance where a pilot overseas was lined up with park brake on awaiting take off clearance when he realised another aircraft was on very short final and intent on landing. The pilot on the runway gunned the throttle to clear the runway but in his haste forgot the park brake was on. The crash was inevitable. A statistically improbable event and certainly no reason to not have the park brake on whenever an aircraft is stationary anywhere.
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