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Old 01-08-2008, 03:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Javier - '06 VW Jetta TDI
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Generally the descent is done at idle power (basically gliding) as the situation allows.

Turbine engines are most efficient (thrust per pound of fuel) at high power settings.

Disclaimer: I am a pilot.
Ian Cooper
'06 VW Jetta TDI

Last edited by drcoopster; 01-08-2008 at 03:49 PM.. Reason: Added more info.
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