CRJ200Mechanic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 204 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5231 times:
I have seen some A/C around that have a door below the pilots windscreen and found out that it is called a Hamburger door. Can anyone tell me what it is for? I do not remember what A/C I saw it on. It was a smaller jet about a 30 seater
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Tiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5193 times:
Quoting CRJ200Mechanic (reply 0): I have seen some A/C around that have a door below the pilots windscreen and found out that it is called a Hamburger door. Can anyone tell me what it is for? I do not remember what A/C I saw it on.
- I know on the Saab340 they use that hatch to pass paperwork back and forth between the captain and the ground crew (weight estimates, etc). I would imagine it is probably the same for most aircraft. I have never heard it called the Hamburger door. Where did you hear that?
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Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5071 times:
I'm not sure? It could be. Obviously it's just a nickname that's used on the ramp, and different ramps & airlines probably have different nicknames for that little door.
I ask about that little door in a topic I started over a year ago. There were some good replies with different names for that door, and I posted a cool photo of a Captain waving his hand at the camera through that door, but, do you think I can find the thread or photo??? NO!!!
Anyhow, as Tiger119 mentioned, the door is for passing last minute paperwork without having to open the main cabin door.
CRJ200Mechanic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 204 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5004 times:
Thanks for the help. That's kinda what I figured it was for. Just wanted some reassurance. I did a topic search to see if this had been discussed before and didn't find anything. I hope I don't upset anyone
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XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4297 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4449 times:
Always heard it called the whiskey hatch... I think I kinda like hamburger door better.
Mesaba used to crank both engines and have them in feather on the saabs while they waited for the load data to be handed through the hatch. There was an incident at an outstation where the paper work got blown out of the rampers hand, she reached for it and (luckily this was all that happened) lost one or two of her fingers in the feathered prop that was rotating. Now you can see where they have #2 operating and wait for the paperwork to be handed through the hatch with the rampers clear of the airplane to fire up #1.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 65
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4210 times:
I always heard the one on the DC-3 called a "mail door" as that is where the mail sacks went aboard. There was a compartment between the forward bulkhead of the passenger cabin and the flight deck where they were stored for flight.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14811 posts, RR: 61
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4175 times:
Ok, it´s years ago since I worked on a DC-3 (actually a C-47). Entering through this mail door, you´ll have the cockpit rear bulkhead to the right (front) and the electrical distribution panel with the C/Bs to the left (aft). Across the aisle is the hydraulics cabinet with the hydraulics resevoir. On our ex-military C-47, going aft you had two small rooms left and right of the aisle, the radio operator´s cabinet on the right, if I remember correctly and the navigator´s cabinet on the other side., the going aft, you´d pass a door in a bulkhead and stand in the passenger/cargo area (our plane was fitted fotparatroopers, with a steel cable for the static lines of the parachutes under the ceiling and folding canvas benches left and right).
Amtrosie From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4101 times:
ATR's called it a "document door". When I was working regionals we had this one kid who could always be found sleeping in the left seat around 04:00. I desperately wanted to find one of those "canned" air horns and put it in the window and let it rip..... That would have been worth every bit of damage incured, to witness the aftermath.
ThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 745 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4048 times:
Back in the day when I was at American Eagle, we always referred to them as the "whiskey hatch" and you guys are correct in the fact it is both on the SF340s and ATR's... always would use them to pass our final load counts up to the flight deck so they could do the CG... then pre departure the infamous hand would stick out the side after they gave "remove chock" sign and we would get their final papers back and off they went... Same type of thing went on at Express Airlines I, (Pinnacle) back when I started in '01 when we still had 30+ SF340s crop dustin' the southern US.
Rumor that went along with the term "whiskey hatch" was that the term came from the early pioneering days of flying with the airlines on the CAM routes.. when getting there was more luck than skill... it went something to the affect that right before they would embark on their flight they would down a quick shot of whiskey, strap in, and go... so, it just kinda stuck...and that's the hatch where that final shot of "whiskey" is passed to the crew right before their departure... (just the rumor mill they told us to explain where term came from, anyone can elaborate or know more go for it)
411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4041 times:
Some older piston transport aircraft had various hatches and 'doors' that acquired odd names.
One type in particular comes to mind.
On the Convair 340/440 series, on top on the engine nacelle, was the engine accessory section vent.
This vent had a spring loaded door which, when the respective engine fire pull handle was pulled, among several other actions that occured at the same time, the accessory vent door was quickly closed, due to spring/lever action.
The slang term for this door was...whacker-dacker door.