Thursday, November 03, 2005

In the event of rapid depressurization, oxygen masks will fall..


So there I was, watching "Supercross" the movie, praying that Supercross 2 is never made and totally not understanding how Air Canada picked this as a movie for all the month of November..When all the sudden Pop..flop.. there are 3 emergency oxygen masks hanging in front of me. Just me.

Being me, I think 2 thoughts, 1."OK..so I am the only one that gets to breath, I better get ready to defend my oxygen." and 2. "Obviously this is a mistake, I would look really stupid if I put it on and activated the O2" (and cost AC some $$ and a delay to fix the system.)

I flag a passing FA, she is as bewildered as me. In the end the system was stuffed back into the overhead area. The Captain later decided that it might not deploy should I actually need to use it, so it was pried open by my seat mate with a credit card and left hanging for the duration of the flight.

12 Comments:

Blogger Kathy said...

Well that has to have been disconcerting to say the least. Glad it was a glitch and not a real emergency!

5:22 PM, November 03, 2005  
Blogger mexplus.com said...

Glad to hear it was just a glitch, but I can only imagine the thoughts going through your mind.

9:48 PM, November 03, 2005  
Anonymous Ryan Waddell said...

Wow... crazy! Oh, and I have to ask - are you the one responsible for Air Canada taking away their free meal service? Be honest. All those flights are totally screwing them, aren't they??

1:56 AM, November 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"cool, let's slander Marc about something unrelated from his flying experience today"

Lay off, dude.

1:26 PM, November 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta love the airline drunk that's still reeling over a layoff 10 years ago.

1:32 PM, November 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of asking him to provide an answer to a question completely unrelated to his blog - why don't you email him at the address provided right here in the blog?
Or is posting through here more "safe" for you? Hell - didn't CWA go under like 3 years ago? Get some therapy for it dude. No one else cares that you got fired from your crappy job.

2:25 PM, November 04, 2005  
Blogger Marc said...

Hey anonymous.

Easier to take pot shots without using your name and being vague.

Please do tell how I took advantage of you, but only if you post your identity. Otherwise it will be deleted with all the other junk.

Let us all know how I wronged you and who are.

6:42 PM, November 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never worked there.

Had 4 friends who did.

But this sums it up nicely (from TC's list of corporate offenders)

http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/RegServ/Enforcement/Publications/Corporate/dec04.htm

Date:
Count(s):
Violation:
Penalty:
Location:

2003/07/01 1
CAR 700.16(1) $3 750 Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, B.C.
2003/08/01 1
CAR 704.108(1) $3 750 Kamloops, B.C.
2003/08/03 1
CAR 605.94(1) $500 Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, B.C.
2003/05/24 3
CAR 605.93(1) $1 500 Tofino, B.C.
2003/06/10 14
CAR 706.02 $70 000 Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, B.C.

The Company assigned a flight crewmember for flight duty when the flight duty time exceeded 14 consecutive hours in any 24 consecutive hours.

The Company permitted a person to act as a flight crewmember when that person had not successfully completed a pilot proficiency check for that type of aircraft.

The Company failed to make specified entries in the aircraft journey log.

On three occasions, the Company failed to ensure that entries made in a technical record were accurate, legible and permanent.

On fourteen separate occasions and at multiple locations, the Company operated an aircraft when it had not been maintained in accordance with a maintenance control system described in the Maintenance Control Manual

1:26 PM, November 07, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not sure, but I take it you are/were a pilot.

Wouldn't it be more appropriate to state "decompression"? 'Depressurizaation' is not really common language in airline industry.

Also....what is this sissy talk of the masks falling? You of all people should know that a pin/bracket holds the masks up. It is quite common for vibration to disengage this bracket.

Also....the O2 would not activate by pulling the mask pin, if the aircraft did not log a pressure change..ore enabled by the captain.

7:38 PM, November 07, 2005  
Blogger Marc said...

Actually,
The term is "depressurization", you are wrong.

Also the Captain or Aircraft do not turn anything on. The pin is pulled when the makes is drain towards you. That activates an oxygen generator in overhead panel. Each unit for each set of seats operates independently.

9:40 PM, November 07, 2005  
Blogger Marc said...

And to my other anonymous friend, who had friends worked at CWA and has all the second hand info.

Nothing you listed was blamed on me by Transport Canada. Maintenace control manual??? What does that have to do with me?

Sorry mate. The past owner was the guilty party, I was an employee.
I see your too chicken shit to write your name still.

9:43 PM, November 07, 2005  
Blogger Marc said...

Sorry anonymous,

I have no time for your shit. Lots of talk, no walk. I gave you the opportuntiy, but you couldn't step up, except for spouting crap.
Piss off.

8:25 AM, November 08, 2005  

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