|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):|
Makes sense.But In an Emergency I dont think theres time for counting.
|Quoting Airmech (Reply 5):|
They use the term "souls" to denote how many live humans are on board. To avoid confusion if a aircraft is hauling cadavors, animals, pets and such.
|Quoting Jhooper (Reply 16):|
They ask about fuel because they want a better idea of your endurance.
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|Quoting 57AZ (Reply 17):|
That and given the possible alternatives, how much of a fireball you might make when you get back down.
|Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 15):|
In theory. Once saw a CJ pilot get a thorough tongue lashing from the owner when they told flight service the number of souls onboard "4 souls and a dog". Needless to say, the ensuing argument over if Dogs have souls was entertaining.
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|Quoting Opso1 (Reply 19):|
This is so that, in the event of the crash crews being required, they will keep going until they have all of the "souls" accounted for. If they have all of the "souls" off alive, job done as well as hoped. If they total souls does not equal total persons at any time, they know to keep going...