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  1. #31
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    Default Re: The Most Dangerous Place on a Ship?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    What does the ditching switch do?
    I have never flown or qualified on any Airbus, but my understanding is that it is a one stop shop to close exterior vents such as the pressurisation outflow valves and misc intakes in order to slow the inevitable flooding.
    On the Boeing types I was qualified on, we manually closed the outflow valves as part of the ditching QRH/ECL (Quick reference handbook on older types, electronic checklist newer types)

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomerangben View Post
    Iím just staggered that Sully managed to avoid hitting any of the many helicopters that seem to fly up and down the Hudson. Until that day, I thought the little picture on the safety briefing card of a floating aeroplane was wishful thinking. Just annoys me how many people choose to ignore the safety briefing. So rude and inconsiderate - others survival might depend on their knowing what to do
    Without even checking, I can guarantee Sully called a Mayday a few seconds after losing thrust and ATC would have cleared the area of helos etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Achosenman View Post
    I have never flown or qualified on any Airbus, but my understanding is that it is a one stop shop to close exterior vents such as the pressurisation outflow valves and misc intakes in order to slow the inevitable flooding.
    On the Boeing types I was qualified on, we manually closed the outflow valves as part of the ditching QRH/ECL (Quick reference handbook on older types, electronic checklist newer types)
    Many thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomerangben View Post
    Just annoys me how many people choose to ignore the safety briefing. So rude and inconsiderate - others survival might depend on their knowing what to do
    To be fair, many of them will have flown regularly on that type and know the briefing by heart. Mind you, an acquaintance of mine flew out of Manchester a few days after the British Airtours fire in 1985 and said he had never seen a plane load of business travellers listen to the safety briefing so attentively.
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    Default Re: The Most Dangerous Place on a Ship?

    ‘’It’s more fun in the Philippines’’...

    Actually this is a sizeable low cost carrier, with a good safety record. This was a gimmick that they went in for a few years ago.


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    Default Re: The Most Dangerous Place on a Ship?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    What does the ditching switch do?
    As there's a BAe input they probably have to change the light bulb to ' purple alert '
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    Default Re: The Most Dangerous Place on a Ship?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    To be fair, many of them will have flown regularly on that type and know the briefing by heart. Mind you, an acquaintance of mine flew out of Manchester a few days after the British Airtours fire in 1985 and said he had never seen a plane load of business travellers listen to the safety briefing so attentively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    As there's a BAe input they probably have to change the light bulb to ' purple alert '
    Ouch!!!!
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    Old Harry, I'd certainly be hanging on my fingernails wondering if I'd get a girl or a boy - anyway it'd take my mind off crashing !
    Last edited by Seajet; 06-10-19 at 14:59.
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    Default Re: The Most Dangerous Place on a Ship?

    slightly off subject but a bloody interesting read though drawn out
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/m...mes%20Magazine

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