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Old 14th Dec 2018, 14:15
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spleener
 
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Originally Posted by sheppey View Post
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.
From memory, that procedure was to align with formation takeoff procedures.....Giving/receiving the nod to roll with the parkbrake on ....
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