Max Q
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PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:30 am

The great photo of the PIA 747 on approach to Karachi on the home page has me puzzled.


There is a cylindrical object above the left side window just behind the Captains left shoulder.


Anyone know what it is, Tds are you out there ?
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RE: PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:02 am

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
The great photo of the PIA 747 on approach to Karachi on the home page has me puzzled.

I do not know the answer to your question. However to help in getting an answer and in case the home page image changes before the question is answered I have added the image to this thread.


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RE: PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:25 am

Thank you Amc.


Very helpful of you.
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RE: PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:01 am

Sun shade would be my guess. There's one on the FO's side as well.
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RE: PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:07 am

If you mean the cylinder right above the side window, lying on it's side, then it would be the escape rope to go through the side window.

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RE: PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:10 pm

Quoting saafnav (Reply 4):
If you mean the cylinder right above the side window, lying on it's side, then it would be the escape rope to go through the side window.

Unless PIA had some special version, and from the picture, it doesn't appear so, the B747 does not have a side window that can open. Emergency egress is through the crew service door via a slide or the overhead hatch using an escape reel.

I haven't been on a Classic in 5 years or so, but I think that unit is over the L3/R3 window. Can't recall what it is, though.
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RE: PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:29 pm

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 5):


My apologies then. I was guessing based on other aircraft I've seen with the escape rope in that position.

Thanks for the info!

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RE: PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:32 pm

This is a movable holder for locking one of the standard Boeing (green) sun shades.
The LH holder can be moved to any window at the LH side by a sort of rail system above the windows
The same rail system is installed above the RH windows, the RH holder is visible aft of the F/O position above window R3.

In our airline (KL) we had two holders installed for each side of the aircraft.

In the picture below you can see a green sun shade locked into the RH. holder . It was also possible to lock the sun shade in a 90 degrees rotated position.


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RE: PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:29 pm

Quoting Max Q (Reply 2):
Thank you Amc.

Very helpful of you.

No problem. Just trying to help, even if I didn't know the answer.  
Quoting 747classic (Reply 7):
This is a movable holder for locking one of the standard Boeing (green) sun shades.
The LH holder can be moved to any window at the LH side by a sort of rail system above the windows
The same rail system is installed above the RH windows, the RH holder is visible aft of the F/O position above window R3.

Interesting, so it appears the green sun shade is removable from the movable holder? Where are the sun shades stored when not in use?
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RE: PIA 747 Classic Question

Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:44 pm

Quoting amccann (Reply 8):
Where are the sun shades stored when not in use?

At the LH side of the F/E panel, just behind the F/O chair, almost at cockpit floor level, were a few storage holders in our aircraft.
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