Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2655 times:
It is not abnormal to have the APU inoperative. Ground air carts don't normally do a very good job of keeping the entire cabin cool, especially on a warm day, so opening the doors allows the cabin to air a little.
KAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2586 times:
That's a hell of a drop when you stand at the edge though! Once I had to dump some water over the side (on a UPS 74F no less) and instead to lugging it down to the main deck, they had that door open and out it went. Not a real pleasant feeling standing that far up with nothing between you and the ground...
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
Bigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2577 times:
Aj, u mention that slide--i'd love to ride one of those--(not in an emergency situation ofcourse--i hope no one ever has to ride one in an emergency situation)--but it seems like it would be fun in a twisted sort of way--like a ride at an amusement park.
AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 2481 times:
Bigmo747, the friction that a ride down the slide creates can burn through skin and melt clothes. The recommended way to 'ride the slide' is to sit upright and hold your knees. This increases wind resistance to slow the descent and prevents you from using your hands as brakes, which would result in a nasty burn. At the bottom is a deceleration pad that slows you and urges you onto your feet.