Re: cabine chimes

Date:         13 Feb 99 02:25:56 
From:         JCSflyboy <jsflyboy@NOSPAMairmail.net>
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meandgp@eskimo.com wrote:
> Not having crewed or trained beyond the Instrument level as a Private Pilot,
> could any of you point out  the myriad of bells/chimes one typically hears
> on a normal Part 121 flight.  I am aware obviously of the flight attendant
> call button noise but is the initial chime heard while still climbing the
> 10k or first clearance altitude?

You guessed it! The chime you hear a few minutes after takeoff, is the
Captain cycling the seat belt sign off/on quickly. This is to let the
Flight Attendants know that the flight is climbing thru 10,000 feet and
the "sterile cockpit" period is over.
And of course, it happens in reverse on descent.