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Flight Deck Seat Belts

Mon Apr 23, 2001 9:56 pm

In flight deck photos I see pilots without seat belts. If they do have them, then what kind do they have. The kind like passengers or the over the shoulder with 2 straps? Thanks!
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RE: Flight Deck Seat Belts

Mon Apr 23, 2001 10:00 pm

I was on a Delta 767-300 yesterday (N131DN) talking with the pilots before the flight, and they had normal seat belts, except the buckle was an octagon, not the normal one. It was just a lap belt though. The Delta 732 and 757 also had similar belts.

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RE: Flight Deck Seat Belts

Mon Apr 23, 2001 10:11 pm

I sat in 343, 733 and 735 jump seats (all LH). There are 5 belts, with the closing mechanism in your navel area (like a spoke, where the 5 pieces join): a lap belt, one going up between your legs, one each over your shoulder.
I was required to wear all five during t/o and landing, but only the lap belt during cruise.

On a side note: I was seated once in a Do 328 1A seat (Team Lufthansa), and the seat belt like in a car, a lap belt and one across your body. I wonder why that is, the other seats were normal.

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RE: Flight Deck Seat Belts

Mon Apr 23, 2001 11:21 pm

As someone already has said, there's a lap belt and two shoulder harnesses.

Everyone is required to wear his/her seat belt during all ground operations (taxi, takeoff, and landing). However, all crewmembers are required to wear his/her seatbelts when at their duty stations. That doesn't mean they have to wear the 3 point harness! Usually the lap belt portion will suffice.

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RE: Flight Deck Seat Belts

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:14 am

I did not see the shoulder harnesses yesterday, as the pilot and jumpseat rider had a long conversation about the new seats Delta has put in its cockpits, complete with new seatbelts.

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RE: I'm Sorry Your All Wrong

Tue Apr 24, 2001 2:52 am

Gosh guys this one is to easy. Every Airbus, Boeing, MD, I've ever seen, sat in, or flown myself since 1974, has a 5 point harness system...

Jeff I have no ideal where you only saw the lap belt? Now the sholder harness retracts into the top of the seat on many aircraft. And the crotch belt hangs down in the front of the seat so maybe you did'nt see that?

RE: Flight Deck Seat Belts

Tue Apr 24, 2001 2:54 am

The shoulder harnesses were almost certainly there, just not being used. Shoulder harnesses for all flightdeck personnel are a checklist item for both landing and takeoff.
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RE: Flight Deck Seat Belts

Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:36 am

Yeah, I probably didn't see it. I was just saying what I saw, I wasn't really looking for all the different parts of the seat belt. That's probably the reason the buckle was a different shape, to accomodate the different buckles.

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RE: Flight Deck Seat Belts

Tue Apr 24, 2001 8:33 am

Hey DeltAirlines, what do you do when you talk to the pilots? When? I would like to do that. Do you just get on the plane, before getting to your seat, just go talk to em? Anyone else know?

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RE: Flight Deck Seat Belts

Wed Apr 25, 2001 8:57 pm

In the BAe 146 sim i flew they had a belt coming between the legs connecting to the waist belt.... i cant imagine that being too healthy for the male pilot when he does a moment that will throw him foward!  Smile

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