Snores like a puppy
- Oct 7, 2007
- Tesla Model 3
And thats why pilots set full thrust once they touch down on an AC deck
Jet pilots do, because jet engines don't provide instant throttle response. With the C-2/E-2 constant RPM turboprops, thrust can be increased instantly if needed, so they don't do the "full thrust landing" thing.
According to reddit comments, crew reaction on this one was absolutely by the book - even before the aircraft rolled off the deck, throttle was already at max, gear up and full flap settings selected, and cockpit escape hatches opened and locked. Situations like this are what training is for, correct reactions are baked in at instinct level in those pilots.