Re: 747 question

From:         "peter (p.j.) ashwood-smith" <petera@bnr.ca>
Organization: Bell-Northern Research Canada 
Date:         13 Apr 95 11:10:14 
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In article <airliners.1995.322@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
alain arnaud <ecla@world.std.com> wrote:
>Sense (sense@aol.com) wrote:
>: ... 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.

>	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.

   This makes no sense to me. The moment you start the engines you'd want
these things armed. A plane could easily require emergency evacuation at
or near the ramp, while taxiing out for takeoff etc. I think you must
be mistaken.

   Peter