It’s a Blast

I promised myself no more “flight to London” referencess. Not that interesting after all. But I couldn’t resist this one.

When you’re whizzing round the apron at London City Airport after landing, there are orange signs that warn the pilots to “Caution Your Blast.” What on earth does that mean? It doesn’t even register on Google, not as an exact phrase anyway. A fart warning perhaps?

Any explanation would be much appreciated.

4 comments… Add yours
  • Blognor Regis 16th December 2005

    Must be something to do with jet thrut I guess.

  • Blognor Regis 16th December 2005

    Jet Thrut is a Finnish martial arts expert*. Jet thrust is what I meant. Shouldn't post just as burgers are in urgent need of flippage.

    *I made that up.

  • Shooting Parrots 16th December 2005

    I'm sure you meant the Finnish Marital Arts Expert!

  • Blackknights 12th March 2010

    I know the sign you mean at London City, it's at taxiway C. The ramp is immediately behind and aircraft in that position, which are just turning to face away from the ramp area, if they really opened up the throttles to move round the corner onto the runway, could blow some things over behind them. So it means "PLEASE USE THE MINIMUM THRUST YOU CAN TO MOVE FORWARD AT THIS POINT AS WE DON'T WANT THE RAMP PERSONNEL BLOWN OFF THEIR FEET BEHIND YOU". That's a bit of a mouthful so "CAUTION YOUR BLAST" is shorter.


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