Re: 747 question

From:         ecla@world.std.com (alain arnaud)
Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA
Date:         22 Mar 95 02:34:24 
References:   1 2
Followups:    1 2
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

Sense (sense@aol.com) wrote:
: I can reply to the emergency slide question.  Prior to take-off, the
: captain will say something like "Flight Attendents prepare for departure",
: and then they will position the actuating arm that attaches to the door. 
: This arm actuates the slide upon opening the door.  Naturally, before
: landing the captain will say "....prepare for arrival." and that tells the
: attendant to disable the actuator.

: In short, the slides can only be activated from inside the plane.

	Small correction to the above:

	The slides are enabled until the end of the landing roll
	just in case there's a need for an emergency evacuation.