Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5601 posts, RR: 12 Posted (10 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 2498 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?
AAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 2321 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.
UnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 2264 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.
LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5388 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 2134 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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