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Seen the answer somewhere but dammed if I can find it.

How do you stop the mechanic when powering up the aircraft with ground power, releasing the brakes when he sticks the chocks in or better still stop him from putting the chocks in in the first place?

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11 hours ago, trevg said:

Seen the answer somewhere but dammed if I can find it.

How do you stop the mechanic when powering up the aircraft with ground power, releasing the brakes when he sticks the chocks in or better still stop him from putting the chocks in in the first place?

When ready for departure or push-back, tell Mechanic "ground are you ready for pushback?"

He should check doors are closed and remove chocks if they happen to be in place.

 

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Problem is way before that is due to happen, when powering up the aircraft with ground power, co pilot asks mech to plug in ground power which he does.

Also putting the chocks in and telling the co to release the brakes which he does, which of course causes the air bridge to retract from the plane just as the passengers are walking across boarding the aircraft 🙄 FF A320.

The only way is to remove the request to plug in the ground power on arrival from the power up start up?

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16 hours ago, trevg said:

Problem is way before that is due to happen, when powering up the aircraft with ground power, co pilot asks mech to plug in ground power which he does.

Also putting the chocks in and telling the co to release the brakes which he does, which of course causes the air bridge to retract from the plane just as the passengers are walking across boarding the aircraft 🙄 FF A320.

The only way is to remove the request to plug in the ground power on arrival from the power up start up?

Mechanic is actually just suggesting "you may release the breaks" if you wish.

It's usually the procedure when aircraft has landed and used the breaks heavily. It prevents the brakes disks sticking together.

Obviously, when departing, there is no such need. Therefore, just keep the parking brake on.

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Hi Gerald, this is not after landing, this is the first flight of the day when you get the Co to do his first duty including power up from the ground power so you can start setting up. Just want him to leave the brakes alone.

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