Dispatch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2215 times:
I have been in two very scary situations: skidding of an icy runway in Alaska and a near-miss in flight when overflying Brussels. But I was never told to "brace, brace, brace"
Did any of you hear those words on the PA......
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1338 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
At my airline there is no procedure for stating "brace, brace, brace" prior to an emergency landing. And having a FA say it is suspect since they can't really see when touch is about to occur. Maybe it is procedure somewhere, but I guess it is more the product of a script writer's imagination.
AA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
Brace, Brace, Brace, would not be used in a near miss, because it would not be a planned emergency, nor would skidding off a runway. Different airlines have different procedures, but most passengers would say, brace for what? They would not know what it mean, unless it was a planned emergency and they were in emergency mode...
Dtwintlflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
we have on a planned emergency (more than 10 minutes ) brace for impact, brace for impact, brace for impact and that is right before touching down....In an unplanned emergency it is bend over stay down, bend over stay down, bend over stay down..................
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3404 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1556 times:
Ive heard "Folks we have some gusty crosswinds and light turbulence today, so it might be a bit of a rough approach and possible a harder-than-ussuall touchdown, sorry for the inconvenience"... but thats about the closest i heard to the old "brace brace brace"....