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Old 17th Jun 2015, 18:37
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Pilot DAR
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 59
Posts: 4,561
Added bonus was reverse thrust away from airport terminal buildings. A rare treat in these days of tug pushbacks.
A friend and I had occasion back the '80's to fuel stop in Cairo in a Twin Otter. I combination of events had left us very dis satisfied with the ground handling to get fuel. We were marshalled up to near the terminal building, nose in, and then denied a pushback. My friend said something under his breath, then "get in" to me. He fired up, and backed out. My most vivid memory was a blizzard of garbage raining back down, as we neatly taxiied away...
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