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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

In flight deck photos I see pilots without seat belts. If they do have them, then what kind do they have. The kind like passengers or the over the shoulder with 2 straps? Thanks!

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8939 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

I was on a Delta 767-300 yesterday (N131DN) talking with the pilots before the flight, and they had normal seat belts, except the buckle was an octagon, not the normal one. It was just a lap belt though. The Delta 732 and 757 also had similar belts.


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

I sat in 343, 733 and 735 jump seats (all LH). There are 5 belts, with the closing mechanism in your navel area (like a spoke, where the 5 pieces join): a lap belt, one going up between your legs, one each over your shoulder.
I was required to wear all five during t/o and landing, but only the lap belt during cruise.

On a side note: I was seated once in a Do 328 1A seat (Team Lufthansa), and the seat belt like in a car, a lap belt and one across your body. I wonder why that is, the other seats were normal.

Daniel Smile

User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

As someone already has said, there's a lap belt and two shoulder harnesses.

Everyone is required to wear his/her seat belt during all ground operations (taxi, takeoff, and landing). However, all crewmembers are required to wear his/her seatbelts when at their duty stations. That doesn't mean they have to wear the 3 point harness! Usually the lap belt portion will suffice.

- Neil Harrison

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8939 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

I did not see the shoulder harnesses yesterday, as the pilot and jumpseat rider had a long conversation about the new seats Delta has put in its cockpits, complete with new seatbelts.


User currently offlineCALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 999 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Gosh guys this one is to easy. Every Airbus, Boeing, MD, I've ever seen, sat in, or flown myself since 1974, has a 5 point harness system...

Jeff I have no ideal where you only saw the lap belt? Now the sholder harness retracts into the top of the seat on many aircraft. And the crotch belt hangs down in the front of the seat so maybe you did'nt see that?

User currently offlineLsjef From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

The shoulder harnesses were almost certainly there, just not being used. Shoulder harnesses for all flightdeck personnel are a checklist item for both landing and takeoff.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8939 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Yeah, I probably didn't see it. I was just saying what I saw, I wasn't really looking for all the different parts of the seat belt. That's probably the reason the buckle was a different shape, to accomodate the different buckles.


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Hey DeltAirlines, what do you do when you talk to the pilots? When? I would like to do that. Do you just get on the plane, before getting to your seat, just go talk to em? Anyone else know?


User currently offlineSouthern From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

In the BAe 146 sim i flew they had a belt coming between the legs connecting to the waist belt.... i cant imagine that being too healthy for the male pilot when he does a moment that will throw him foward!  Smile

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