Date: 31 Mar 2000 22:25:39 From: Hugh Dickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1
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John S. Maddaus wrote: > Been riding some of United's 727s lately and couldn't help but notice > that on every one the emergency floor lighting strip separated from > the floor a good inch or so in height just behind row 14 (just in > front of the first window exit) at altitude. I watched the last one > throughout the flight and it gradually returned to floor level upon > initial descent. No separation while on the ground. Question - what > causes this? Aloha, Typically, trapped air. In this case it might be rubber "moisture barrier" material trapping the air. Take a look at the wallpaper some time. DC-10s were the worst for forming "bubbles" in flight but would look OK upon landing. Hugh, former UAL "paper hanger"