Spitfire From France, joined Feb 2001, 800 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 800 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...
Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (11 years already , what a shame !! )
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 21 Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 746 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)
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)
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 21 Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 729 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.