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PIA 747 Classic Question  
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4506 posts, RR: 18
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

The great photo of the PIA 747 on approach to Karachi on the home page has me puzzled.


There is a cylindrical object above the left side window just behind the Captains left shoulder.


Anyone know what it is, Tds are you out there ?


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User currently offlineamccann From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
The great photo of the PIA 747 on approach to Karachi on the home page has me puzzled.

I do not know the answer to your question. However to help in getting an answer and in case the home page image changes before the question is answered I have added the image to this thread.


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Photo © Sam Chui




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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4506 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Thank you Amc.


Very helpful of you.



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User currently offlinefreeze3192 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

Sun shade would be my guess. There's one on the FO's side as well.


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User currently offlinesaafnav From South Africa, joined Mar 2010, 275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

If you mean the cylinder right above the side window, lying on it's side, then it would be the escape rope to go through the side window.

Erich



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User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5413 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Quoting saafnav (Reply 4):
If you mean the cylinder right above the side window, lying on it's side, then it would be the escape rope to go through the side window.

Unless PIA had some special version, and from the picture, it doesn't appear so, the B747 does not have a side window that can open. Emergency egress is through the crew service door via a slide or the overhead hatch using an escape reel.

I haven't been on a Classic in 5 years or so, but I think that unit is over the L3/R3 window. Can't recall what it is, though.



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User currently offlinesaafnav From South Africa, joined Mar 2010, 275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 5):


My apologies then. I was guessing based on other aircraft I've seen with the escape rope in that position.

Thanks for the info!

Erich



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2139 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

This is a movable holder for locking one of the standard Boeing (green) sun shades.
The LH holder can be moved to any window at the LH side by a sort of rail system above the windows
The same rail system is installed above the RH windows, the RH holder is visible aft of the F/O position above window R3.

In our airline (KL) we had two holders installed for each side of the aircraft.

In the picture below you can see a green sun shade locked into the RH. holder . It was also possible to lock the sun shade in a 90 degrees rotated position.


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User currently offlineamccann From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 2):
Thank you Amc.

Very helpful of you.

No problem. Just trying to help, even if I didn't know the answer.  
Quoting 747classic (Reply 7):
This is a movable holder for locking one of the standard Boeing (green) sun shades.
The LH holder can be moved to any window at the LH side by a sort of rail system above the windows
The same rail system is installed above the RH windows, the RH holder is visible aft of the F/O position above window R3.

Interesting, so it appears the green sun shade is removable from the movable holder? Where are the sun shades stored when not in use?



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2139 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Quoting amccann (Reply 8):
Where are the sun shades stored when not in use?

At the LH side of the F/E panel, just behind the F/O chair, almost at cockpit floor level, were a few storage holders in our aircraft.



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