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What's The Escape Plan, Stan?  
User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 970 times:

What do the newest airliners have in place for a cockpit escape or evacuation. Do they still use ropes if they have to bail or does it depend on the type.

Which cockpits have escape hatches in the floor/ceiling?

What if Captain/First Officer Stan is obese?


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User currently offlineSpitfire From France, joined Feb 2001, 801 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 942 times:

On the A340 and 330, we still have two ropes (above, behind our head) to bail thru the sliding windows, and a ladder in the "electronic compartiment" below the cockpit floor,just in front of the nose wheel.

And we didn't not have obese pilots at Sabena...  Wink/being sarcastic
Rgds
Spitfire



Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (12 years already , what a shame !! )
User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1668 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 903 times:

Westjets 737-200s have ropes as I remember being told where they were in case of emergency when I flew jumpseat.


Where will you spend eternity? He,s more real then you think!!!!!
User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 888 times:

On L-1011's (all series: 1,50,100,150,500), there are five handles(for the five seats in the cockpit) connected to a rope tied to a slowing mechanism; as you pop the top hatch, located above the jumpseat behind the Captain's chair, you grab one of the handles, jump and slide off the fuselage. The mechanism will slow you to a gentle "touchdown" by the time you reach the bottom end of the fuselage (in case of a gear collapse) You can see the five handles in this pic, right above the portable, water activated ELT (day-glo orange cylinder)


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In this next picture, you can clearly see how the escape hatch is located in reference to the pitot tube and the static port; you gotta be careful not to scrape and burn your ass on them as you slide down. Ouch! (Pitot tubes are REALLY hot on those babies if the pitot heat is on)


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And so concludes escaping the cockpit of my favorite plane.

Grégoire


User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 871 times:

If there's one thing that I hate in aviation, it's misinformation. On that note I'm sorry; the device that you see above the two pitot tubes is a stall warning device that is linked to the "shaker" mechanism on the control yoke.

Apologies,

Grégoire


User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 868 times:

Either way, it would still hurt like a son-of-a-B, if you hit it on the way down!


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