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Time for the yearly slide off LGA runway

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Oxman, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Tyler Pinkerton

    Tyler Pinkerton Well-Known Member

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    The light is connected to the hot Battery bus, so if power is off on the inside, ground crews just flip the switch on the backside of the gear leg and the light will illuminate.
     
  2. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue "This is a God damn waste of time!"

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    Embraer really did think of everything, didn't they?
     
  3. Beep

    Beep Well-Known Member

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    Also, they'd probably hear that APU thingy if the power was on, in this case.
     
  4. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Joe Patroni would've just powered it out of there, no need for a tug.
     
  5. jtrain609

    jtrain609 Director of Operations at Tycho Station.

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    Someone at XJT once tried that.

    They failed.

    Then lied about having tried.

    I believe their employment was terminated.
     
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  6. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Because they tried it or because they lied?
     
  7. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    :)

    The 707 is "built to withstand anything, except a bad pilot". Don't know if that applies to the ERJ, though.

     
  8. jtrain609

    jtrain609 Director of Operations at Tycho Station.

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    Reasonably sure either would get you canned at most airlines. As soon as your wheels leave the pavement or you get stuck, you shut it down and wait for a tug.

    Sliding off a taxiway isn't a very big deal, it happens. Trying to fix it or lying about what happened is grounds for termination because of either having terrible decision making skills or lying about your terrible decision making skills.
     
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  9. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    That's why the crew had Patroni do it in the movie. They gave it a college try after the tug wouldn't work....presumably approved to do so, then handed it to maintenance to let them deal with it. :)
     
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  10. Tyler Pinkerton

    Tyler Pinkerton Well-Known Member

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    Unless you are in the Mothaland...

     
  11. knot4u

    knot4u Repeat Offender

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    There aren't that many Patroni's left, I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I like the image, because I'm a mechanic, but in 2017 the liability adverse and CYA culture hampers and punishes displaying that kind of behavior. The guys that are able to continue to do so assume and accept that risk, and they are so knowledgeable and experienced that they aren't often questioned, and when they are they're normally found to be correct in their assumption. I've been privileged to work with some and try to gain every bit of knowledge from them I can. And I have removed and reinstalled wings on jets. If any of you fly G-II's, III's, IV's, V's, or 550's you need to get to know Frank (I'm not going to post his last name or contact info) from Dallas when it comes time for an engine change.
     
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    Seggy Well-Known Member

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    Not really.

    I remember when JetBlue needed XJT to pick up the lift from the -180s when they first got them as they were broken.
     
  13. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue "This is a God damn waste of time!"

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    (itself, demonstrating terrible decision skills)
     
  14. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue "This is a God damn waste of time!"

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    Are you checked out on Fifi yet?
     
  15. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    Patroni was a college boy.

    [​IMG]
     
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