Aviation Safety

translation services usa

Cessna Cockpit They require that you fasten the seat belt during take-off, landing, and turbulence. They recommend that you always fasten the seat belt when seated while the aeroplane is in motion. Fair enough.

They require that you do not fasten the seat belt while the aeroplane is refuelling, though.

Why? I assume that some mishap during the refuelling process will propel all passengers, buckled-up or not, around the airfield in a pretty nasty way.  Is the assumption that there might still be time to leave the aeroplane in an orderly fashion in such an emergency, but not enough time to open the belt?

Any insights and considered thoughts will be gratefully received.

3 thoughts on “Aviation Safety

  1. Really strange, I didnt know that a refuelling requires one to “not wear” seatbelts. Is that a rule? Oh well, good to know.

    As for the South of France, my mind is still fresh with memories of the train ride to the South, so I would recommend it anyday, but with enough days at hand, I can see a roadtrip being rather enjoyable as well. Have a wonderful holiday, Jane.

  2. Going France. Train preferred (environmentally sane), followed by plane (the best choice for the safety-concerned but environmentally insane and also there’s Michael O’Leary), followed by car (huge plus: can move lots of sausages from the Auvergne). So, you can’t get it right anyhow, but if you do take the car, you can at least take the sausages.

  3. Thank you for that Bernd. My considered thought is that we will be driving to the south of France this summer not flying :-) although I suppose we may turn out to be the victims of a freak refuelling accident at a petrol station on the way down.

    (I suppose they insist on seat belts when they might possibly do some good and don’t when they could only be a hinderance.)

Comments are closed.