Re: 747 question

From: (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         20 Apr 95 01:51:54 
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In article <airliners.1995.408@ohare.Chicago.COM> sthomson@MO.NET (Steven G. Thomson) writes:
>Can't imagine what the slide ride would be like from the upper deck. The
>flight crew must have an interesting exit from the cockpit windows, if
>they use an escape rope!

The windows don't open on the 747.  The crew can egress two ways:
either through inertia reels from a hatch located on the cockpit roof, or
via a slide attached to a door located on the starboard side of the airplane,
behind the flight engineer's station.

The inertia reels would certainly be exciting, especially if they don't

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation