When do I stow reverse thrusters?

I always hear that you are supposed to bring thrusters to idle @80kts… however, is this 80kts GROUNDSPEED or 80kts AIRSPEED?

Groundspeed, as airspeed is funky sometimes on the ground with wind.

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That’s what I thought haha. Thank you!

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It’s usually idle reverse (very low % N1) at 80 and then stowed at 60.

wrong response haha :)

What do you mean

he asked,

you gave him a answer he didn’t ask for

No one cares, it was still helpful to add to what others said. No one asks me to hold the door open for them in public or go above and beyond my actual job at work, but I do it to help out.


In most cases idle reverse or very low reverse thrust at 60kts, and stowed by the time you’re at 40kts groundspeed


Thank you, cool to hear about that from a real-world pilot :)

Ah okay, nice! I was talking with another pilot at Oshkosh who told me differently so I wonder if it varies by aircraft.

Out of curiosity, does that vary depending on the aircraft?

Also depends on who you work for. Everyone’s SOPs will say something slightly different

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Ohhh, so like it depends on the company rather than the weight of the aircraft at that stage of flight? Interesting, thank you for telling me!

It does because you’ll see corporate jets sometimes taxiing with one reverser out. Helps save on brakes


Yep saw a Netjet CL35 do that last Sunday at Addison

Ohh, thats cool and new information for me, thank you!


Will we be able to do that in IF when the CL35 comes out

No idea. They don’t tell me the secret sauce


Maybe you can petition Laura and the team to add that functionality