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Unique Safety Cards

Wed May 05, 2004 3:03 pm

I remember as recently as the mid 70's distinct airline safety cards. For example EA had laminated plastic examples for each type of aircraft. DL Had cards that encompassed each type of bird they flew. From the DC-8's and DC-9's to the old prop DC-6, DC-7 and even Convair 340 and 440's. DL Even had a section devoted to the rare Convair 880. This was around 1966.
Nowadays, it seems one company cranks out generic cookie cutter pamphlets with basic sketching. It does not matter if it is a Concorde, Boeing, Airbus or even one of those ancient prop planes. Where can I find images of those classic safety cards/pamphlets?

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RE: Unique Safety Cards

Wed May 05, 2004 11:15 pm

I actually received a really funny safety demo card from a colleague (joking about 70s harcuts and other emergency events)
Does anyone have this???

RE: Unique Safety Cards

Wed May 05, 2004 11:25 pm

Today there are stricter regulations regarding safety cards, their content, and their readability. After several crashes (such as the Pan Am B707 at Pago Pago, for example), much was made about the safety cards being too confusing or not presenting the appropriate information in an easy to understand format.
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RE: Unique Safety Cards

Wed May 05, 2004 11:46 pm

Though I specifically remember this on a Canadian B767-300ER safety card, I think many airlines had this (I seem to remember something similar on a United flight at least a decade ago). This CP safety card has funny people in the pictures doing the various safety procedures. For instance, there was a magician climbing out the overwing exit, a muscle-man using the life vest, etc.

I think they were probably for children, but they were pretty funny.

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RE: Unique Safety Cards

Thu May 06, 2004 9:07 am

Actually, the reason for those funny characters was for just what you demonstrated, you looked over the whole safety card looking for more. In the mean time, hopefully, you learned something about the safety equipment on the plane.

There were ballerinas, cowboys, magicians, muscle men, et al. Unfortunately, when we merged with Air Canada, the funny characters were lost.
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RE: Unique Safety Cards

Thu May 06, 2004 9:38 am

Here are some unique, and hilarious, safety cards. Enjoy!!

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