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Old 5th Sep 2010, 20:04
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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 116
I did experience reverse thrust (in flight) once and, as I recall, we needed to get down somewhat quicker than normal.

From my usual seat (25A) the airframe vibrated a good deal and you could feel that the descent was more rapid than usual.

However, after getting down we had to go twice (or maybe 3 times) round in the hold before lining up.

I always looked forward to holding as it was a little bit like being in a race car with the aircraft being powered round the loops all the time much like you would throw a go-kart round the track with full throttle and opposite lock. Normally I was out of luck as we usually went straight in.
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