Reverse thrust - up close and personal
How mighty jets slow down by blasting jet thrust through outlets in the engine sides, often creating spectacular spray storms on a wet runway. Here are some zoomed-in shots of the process at work, courtesy Pakistan International, Ryanair, Emirates, Air France and Air Transat.
Engine reverse thrust
The reverse thrust system of a CFM56-7B. The reverser doors are cascade in nature and the interesting part is the plates within the engine which seal the bypass air deflecting it forward which aids in stopping the aircraft.
737 thrust reversers, spoilers, and flaps in down position
This is at the Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis.