Re: Thunderbird F-16 down near Colorado Springs
Posted: 16 Dec 2016, 09:21
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:Well, then I suggest you reread the part of the report about human factors and consider incidents like the one in the link below:
http://www.bfu-web.de/EN/Publications/I ... cationFile
Sometimes pilots do strange things that does not make sense, and as stated before, I have seen it before on several occasions.
On the cockpit video you can actually see his arm moving the throttle past the idle detent, notice it and put it back forward, and then the camera stops a second later as the generator drops offline while the engine spools down. If not for the viser and mask you would actually be able to see the "Ups" expression painted on his face...
Well it's one of the checks I've always done before I jumped in and started the bloody thing.
You kneel on the ladder, set your switches, take the throttle from off to mil, slam to idle, then trigger tilt back to off.
Get off ladder and do rest of walk around?