|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):|
However, was it possible for the captain to turn them on/off separately?
|Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):|
No. The switch is on the overhead on the FO's side of the cockpit if you want to look for it in a photo. The signs would be turned on prior to any landing water or land; they are there simply to remind people where life vests are located if it happens to be a ditching. Thankfully no L-1011 ever had to ditch, though one almost did.
|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):|
I wonder why no other aircraft manufacturer incorporated such signs on their aircraft. Of course, with the shift from worded signs to pictograms on newer aircraft, I guess nobody was willing to come up with a pictogram for it.
|Quoting PGNCS (Reply 3):|
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