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Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011  
User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6432 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

On every L-1011 I have flown on, one unique thing about them was the fact that they had illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" signs in addition to the No Smoking and Fasten Seat Belt signs.

I wonder, what was the function of those signs? On every L-1011 flight I have been on (on DL and ATA), the signs turned on and off simultaneously with the Fasten Seat Belt signs. However, was it possible for the captain to turn them on/off separately? If so, what would be a situation where it would be turned on separately?

[Edited 2013-04-27 17:47:21]


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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2820 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
However, was it possible for the captain to turn them on/off separately?

No. The switch is on the overhead on the FO's side of the cockpit if you want to look for it in a photo. The signs would be turned on prior to any landing water or land; they are there simply to remind people where life vests are located if it happens to be a ditching. Thankfully no L-1011 ever had to ditch, though one almost did.


User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6432 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):
No. The switch is on the overhead on the FO's side of the cockpit if you want to look for it in a photo. The signs would be turned on prior to any landing water or land; they are there simply to remind people where life vests are located if it happens to be a ditching. Thankfully no L-1011 ever had to ditch, though one almost did.

I wonder why no other aircraft manufacturer incorporated such signs on their aircraft. Of course, with the shift from worded signs to pictograms on newer aircraft, I guess nobody was willing to come up with a pictogram for it.



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2820 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
I wonder why no other aircraft manufacturer incorporated such signs on their aircraft. Of course, with the shift from worded signs to pictograms on newer aircraft, I guess nobody was willing to come up with a pictogram for it.

A fair question. One thing nobody can accuse the Lockheed engineers of is not trying to cover every reasonable contingency.

At any rate, I would like to see the pictogram for that.  


User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6432 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 3):

I know AC had pictogram signs on their L-1011s for the No Smoking and Fasten Seat Belt signs, however, the Life Vest Under Seat signs were still worded (in both English and French I believe).



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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6432 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3358 times:

Just for fun, how is this for a Life Vest Under Seat pictogram?


[Edited 2013-04-27 22:17:04]


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
Just for fun, how is this for a Life Vest Under Seat pictogram?

Fail.

That's either a "Life Vest Located at Left of Seat," or, "Put on Life Vest and then Sit Down."

 


User currently offlinejgarrido From Guam, joined Mar 2007, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 6):
"Put on Life Vest and then Sit Down."

Lion Air could probably use it as part of boarding


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
I wonder why no other aircraft manufacturer incorporated such signs on their aircraft.

Probably because it wasn't required and it's one more thing that requires maintenance and resulting increased costs.


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