Jetdoctor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
I Thought I'd add they are most effective when using a jetbridge with a retractable curtain, as the rain tends to run down the side of the curved aircraft. With airstairs without a cover, they are as useful as a chocolate teapot.
Break ground, and head into the wind. Don't break wind and head into the ground.
Ivo21 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2254 times:
Well, yes but usually those doors are watertight, but they are mainly there to prevent trapped ice between the outer door panes and the skin of the aircraft, Ice can burts the doors into pieces at high altitudes.
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2232 times:
Sorry, IVO, but I don't know what you're talking about. Jetdoctor has it right. On the ground, in the rain, it keeps a lot of water out of the aircraft. This is more important than keeping the pax dry. I have never heard of ice damaging a door.