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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5420 posts, RR: 13
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

I remember as recently as the mid 70's distinct airline safety cards. For example EA had laminated plastic examples for each type of aircraft. DL Had cards that encompassed each type of bird they flew. From the DC-8's and DC-9's to the old prop DC-6, DC-7 and even Convair 340 and 440's. DL Even had a section devoted to the rare Convair 880. This was around 1966.
Nowadays, it seems one company cranks out generic cookie cutter pamphlets with basic sketching. It does not matter if it is a Concorde, Boeing, Airbus or even one of those ancient prop planes. Where can I find images of those classic safety cards/pamphlets?

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User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

I actually received a really funny safety demo card from a colleague (joking about 70s harcuts and other emergency events)
Does anyone have this???


User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Today there are stricter regulations regarding safety cards, their content, and their readability. After several crashes (such as the Pan Am B707 at Pago Pago, for example), much was made about the safety cards being too confusing or not presenting the appropriate information in an easy to understand format.

User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Though I specifically remember this on a Canadian B767-300ER safety card, I think many airlines had this (I seem to remember something similar on a United flight at least a decade ago). This CP safety card has funny people in the pictures doing the various safety procedures. For instance, there was a magician climbing out the overwing exit, a muscle-man using the life vest, etc.

I think they were probably for children, but they were pretty funny.

Derek


User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4765 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Actually, the reason for those funny characters was for just what you demonstrated, you looked over the whole safety card looking for more. In the mean time, hopefully, you learned something about the safety equipment on the plane.

There were ballerinas, cowboys, magicians, muscle men, et al. Unfortunately, when we merged with Air Canada, the funny characters were lost.



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User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

Here are some unique, and hilarious, safety cards. Enjoy!!

http://www.airtoons.com/home.php

Kris



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