Re: 747 question

From:         Ted Deller <noonedition@regina.cbc.ca>
Organization: HookUp Communication Corporation, Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
Date:         27 Mar 95 01:29:50 
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Jeff is right. At least on the aircraft I've flown jumpseat in, the 
Purser is responsible for securing the doors with the slides armed, 
and then informing the pilot.

In one case, the cabin crew had secured the doors before the cockpit
crew was ready to push back, but after the parking brake had been
released. The captain had the purser go back, disarm the slides, then
wait while the brakes were re-applied, then arm the slides again so
the ACARS reporting system wouldn't show a "delay" time between
arming the slides and actually pushing back!

Just another anecdote for the thread...
                                         Ted