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Questions About Air Evac Of Hurricane Refugees  
User currently offlineMCOtoATL From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 474 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

I saw a picture of what appears to be a C5 at Dobbins Air Force Base outside of Atlanta. They were loading passengers in these military planes. This leads to a couple of questions:

First, are these flights subject to FAA rules. In other words, do they have to give a safety demonstration?

Secondly, how many seats are in one of these huge planes?

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people affected by this tragedy.

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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

I think the answers would be :

1) No
2) You sit on the floor, doubtful anyone would moan ........

Tragic days

One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2891 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

The C5 has an upper deck with passenger seats. The cap is 73. The lower deck can be converted to pax config with 267 seats bolted to the floor.

User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10945 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

I guess this would not apply in this case, but El Al one evacuated Ethiopean Jews to Israel in a 747-200F and they had over 1000 people on that flight. Rules sometimes do not apply in emergency situations.

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