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User currently offlineBryan Becker From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1397 times:

I don't know if any one before has asked this so I put it up.I was thinken about my last trip to CT.Before take-offs and landings the flight attendents would come around and tell us to put the window shades up for those stages of flight.now what is the reason for this what does a window shade have to do with landing and takeing off?i would realy like to know Smile



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User currently offlineGregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1361 times:

Some airlines require the window shades to be up. I am not sure if it is a poorly inforeced FAA regulation. The thought (I think) is so that you can see if there is a fire outside of the a/c after a crash, and that way you know which exit to proceed to.



User currently offlineBryan Becker From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1345 times:

Well the airline I was on was US Air if that helps at all to see if anyone knows if they have that policy or what?

User currently offlineChopper From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Now I know at night they turn off the cabin lights durring take off and landings. So if the aircraft crashes you wont have spots before youre eyes. when all of sudden you have to exit. That is an interesting question. I am sure I am pretty close to the answer.

User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

I do remember somebody asking this a while back. Don't remember the answer though. I always have my window shade open so I can watch.

User currently offlineViflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

According to our SOP the Window shades for all emergency exits and/or ajacent windows must be up. The reason is that on some A/C the evacuation drill requires the FA to assess out the window to see if the exit is blocked or not (i.e. fire, underwater, etc.). As for the other windows it really doesn't make any difference (but every airline has it's own policy). For example on our Saabs I have to make sure the first row and window exit window shades are up. The first row because it's the only window I have access to, to look outside the main entry door and the emergency exit which is across from it. On the EMB-135/145 it's not nessecary because both door exits have windows in them.
Hope that helps.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7407 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
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It is policy enforced by airlines only, not the federal gov't. In my flight attendant manual at NW, only the window shades at exit rows must be open. However, on the Navy's C-9/C-40 aircraft, it is a requirement that all window shades be open for take off and landing. If we are carrying cargo, then the area in the cabin with pallets have the window shades down. This is to signal rescue crews that the particular area is cargo only i the event of an abnormal landing.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

To Have Access to Viewing outside In case of Emergency Evacuation.
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MEL



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