Re: airbag anyone??

Date:         24 Jan 98 14:46:47 
From:         "David Smith" <drs@hpl.hp.com>
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Thomas Lindberg <thomas.lindberg@senet.abb.se> wrote in article <airliners.1998.114@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
> Why airbags? Why not instead turn the seats and ride back first? Then you
> would have support for the whole body in case of  a 'normal' crash.
>
> Has it bee tried in commercial operation?
>
> If not, why? Are there any logical/technical reasons or just the
> subjective ones?

I have ridden in a rearward-facing seat in a Sabreliner.  It's quite an
experience to hang by your seat belt during the initial climb-out -- it's
like an amusement park ride.  I don't think Grandma will go for it.

		David Smith