MCOtoATL
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Questions About Air Evac Of Hurricane Refugees

Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:36 am

I saw a picture of what appears to be a C5 at Dobbins Air Force Base outside of Atlanta. They were loading passengers in these military planes. This leads to a couple of questions:

First, are these flights subject to FAA rules. In other words, do they have to give a safety demonstration?

Secondly, how many seats are in one of these huge planes?

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people affected by this tragedy.
 
CV580Freak
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Questions About Air Evac Of Hurricane Refugees

Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:46 am

I think the answers would be :

1) No
2) You sit on the floor, doubtful anyone would moan ........

Tragic days
One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
 
Dalmd88
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RE: Questions About Air Evac Of Hurricane Refugees

Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:49 pm

The C5 has an upper deck with passenger seats. The cap is 73. The lower deck can be converted to pax config with 267 seats bolted to the floor.
 
PanHAM
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RE: Questions About Air Evac Of Hurricane Refugees

Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:20 pm

I guess this would not apply in this case, but El Al one evacuated Ethiopean Jews to Israel in a 747-200F and they had over 1000 people on that flight. Rules sometimes do not apply in emergency situations.
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