Continuing this theme off.
So, the passengers on board.
Towing the carrier to pick up.
No one, in fact, never thought about where they come from, these tow bar. Hardware and piece of iron that's so special? But no. This is a fairly complex hydraulic device. The carrier is not as hard as it may seem at first glance.
Each workshop Airlines is the place where you store all served by a tow bar types. (in the army, though sometimes buskiruyut what will fall - that gubeyshee violation of operating rules). Ironically, led by Tu-154 and Il-76 very large. Even B-747 small and thin. Maybe here it is a perfect production, do not know. So, take the carrier, to pick up to the tractor and we carry on to the aircraft parking area. Typically, this has been a specialist Avionics because the constant presence of the manufactured aircraft it is not necessary.
Lever is adjustable rise, gently plant in slots and connects to the nose landing gear. Be sure to insert a pin to pin attachment has not dropped out of the compound and do not bent. Can you imagine what would happen if a plane disconnected during towing and roll where he wants? .. It is therefore necessary to constantly maintain voice communications with ekipzhem during towing.
STC picks (Fixed-wing intercom) and now has nothing to fear. At any time, you can tell the crew to use the brake suddenly something happen.
Here's what all this mess from the cab of the tractor.
"The technician, stop! You leaked crap? »
NTERAT GA-92. "After refueling aircraft technician produces draining sediment from the points provided for this aircraft and the lack of checks sucks water and impurities. Sludge fuel after it is poured into a test designed for this capacity. "The lack of fuel flooding - a pledge of safety. Imagine if instead of kerosene in the air to the engines go water? .. That's right.
While merge sucks fuel, flight engineer check the quality, then it makes visual inspection (visual inspection techniques have made for myself and the engineer checks only) - doors, hatches, tehotseki, luggage compartments, toilets, plugs (if removed). Everything is ready for the flight, flight engineer gave the documents for maintenance and climbs into the plane.
Connect a truck on the other side. At this time the ladder was removed. Everything from this point on, no one can get on board or get off. Otherwise - it is considered a return. Passengers already tired waiting and can not understand what happened in the cabin all sit, why not fly away =) ...
Domestic aircraft can push and KrAZ.
Foreign equipment tender - only BelAZ or foreign analogue (SHOPF).
To pick up, the earth is ready to start moving. But the plane is on the brakes, and if the truck starts to push, the front leg can break the chassis (as protection against such incidents in the towing carrier has two shear bolts that must fall off faster than the nose landing gear collapse). Therefore towing begin only on the team captain: "The earth, the wheels turn off with the brake lifted, ready to tow." The technician reports back: "Trap, shoes removed, rod, grounding on board towed free zone, let's go!".
Let's go! Push back the passengers begin to tell the rules of survival in a harsh air, escape hatches show how to use oxygen masks in a position to sit during the emergency landing. At this time the plane quietly (sometimes strongly) shakes - towing on launching point.
But passengers do not even know what work is going on under the plane.
Hand out candy canes, belts corrected, communicate with the passengers.
The commander sees towing something like this:
At the start point. "The cab, towing the end - the parking! .. FAC:" On parking, control before starting. " Then the technician reads the "Prayer" telling and immediately visually checking such things as: "Gangway, pads, rod, grounding removed, caps removed, doors, hatches are closed & quot ;. You can start the engines, and while towing the carrier otstoedinyaetsya:
Starting the first!
Starting the second! While the engines are started, you must ensure that externally no deviations occurred. Sometimes, the engine does not start the first time ... But this topic is quite another story.
Sometimes you have to be a long time in the cold rain. It is, in fact, Peter - rain may descend for half an hour of pure heaven. A run to the house, put on the cloak no time. Thus here and get wet through to the skin ...
Engines running on visual inspection!
On visual inspection. As soon as the crew of the window indicates that you are ready to begin the movement, make sure that nothing prevents surrounding that behind us nobody will blow and show a thumbs up - "everything is in order, the aircraft is serviceable, can fly!".
Complete the order, bon voyage!
Sometimes you can even wave to young passengers. They are very happy.
The aircraft starts to move and go to the side of the runway. I almost always try to hold out for the outer wing, when he begins to steer. And I say, "Come back, well you fly" ... They are, in fact, alive!
Rulim toward the runway. It starts very hard work in the cockpit.
Rise, and passengers are free to relax. But none of this technician no longer sees. He goes into the house, resets the STC, a bucket for sludge fuel, puts the card-order service, and currently brews hot tea to warm up. Jobs, in fact on the platform in the snow, the wind, the rain. Two and a half hours it took to prepare for departure. The aircraft can be return to him the same. And maybe in the other shift. And it happens that tea is brewed once, as soon as you run to help remedy defects or issue / meet another plane.
Change flies sooooo fast. Around art does not sit. Or resting or service aircraft. For flight took the plane to the pilots did not disappoint there, in the sky, a foreign element for us ... to all passengers returned home.