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Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011

Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:46 am

On every L-1011 I have flown on, one unique thing about them was the fact that they had illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" signs in addition to the No Smoking and Fasten Seat Belt signs.

I wonder, what was the function of those signs? On every L-1011 flight I have been on (on DL and ATA), the signs turned on and off simultaneously with the Fasten Seat Belt signs. However, was it possible for the captain to turn them on/off separately? If so, what would be a situation where it would be turned on separately?

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RE: Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011

Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:59 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
However, was it possible for the captain to turn them on/off separately?

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.
 
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RE: Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011

Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:24 am

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.

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.
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RE: Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011

Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:19 am

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.

A fair question. One thing nobody can accuse the Lockheed engineers of is not trying to cover every reasonable contingency.

At any rate, I would like to see the pictogram for that.  
 
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RE: Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011

Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:30 am

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 3):

I know AC had pictogram signs on their L-1011s for the No Smoking and Fasten Seat Belt signs, however, the Life Vest Under Seat signs were still worded (in both English and French I believe).
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RE: Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011

Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:12 am

Just for fun, how is this for a Life Vest Under Seat pictogram?


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RE: Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011

Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:30 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
Just for fun, how is this for a Life Vest Under Seat pictogram?

Fail.

That's either a "Life Vest Located at Left of Seat," or, "Put on Life Vest and then Sit Down."

 
 
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RE: Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011

Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:19 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 6):
"Put on Life Vest and then Sit Down."

Lion Air could probably use it as part of boarding
 
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RE: Illuminated "Life Vest Under Seat" Signs On L-1011

Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:02 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
I wonder why no other aircraft manufacturer incorporated such signs on their aircraft.

Probably because it wasn't required and it's one more thing that requires maintenance and resulting increased costs.

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