From: email@example.com (Petter Lorck) Organization: SN Internett Date: 11 Oct 96 19:44:53 References: 1 Followups: 1
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firstname.lastname@example.org (AuDMCL) wrote: >What is the "sterile cockpit" rule. Something to do with vasectomies? > This is how the flight training manual for my airline defines "sterile cockpit": "During critical phases of flight, no cockpit crew member should perform any duties that are not required for safe operation of the aircraft. Duties such as calls on company frequencies and PA announcements from cockpit for non safety-related purposes, are considered as not required for the safe operation of the aircraft. Distracting activities and conversation or visits to the cockpit by cabin attendants or others should not be permitted during these phases of flight. Critical phases of flight in this respect include ground operation involving taxi, take-off and landing and all flight operation during climb and descent below Transition Level/Transition Altitude." Other airlines may have a different policy, as to when sterile cockpit rules is in effect. Petter. -- "Bother!" said Pooh, and called in an air strike.