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Ryanair SOP's

Old 17th Oct 2001, 17:23
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Post Ryanair SOP's

I sat there the other evening at LGW giving way to a Ryanair 73-200 that taxied in front of us through the pouring rain.

Every few seconds we saw the aircraft disappear in a cloud of spray as the reversers were deployed for up to 15 secs at a time. Loads of water and crap from the taxyway recirculated over & under the wings visibly being ingested down the engines.

We used to powerback on the -200 but is this a new Ryanair cost saving braking technique for the -200 ???
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Old 17th Oct 2001, 19:27
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They do it all the time in DUB aswell!!

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Old 17th Oct 2001, 19:29
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Sorry, I'm confused - are you suggesting Ryanair have SOPs ?
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It's probably coz he needed to slow down, i.e. have you seen how fast they taxi ?!
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