A question I dont know the answer to

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dannyboy, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    As we were discussing the death of the promoter at the monster truck show, and the Fedex plane that went down, My wife asked if our pilots have chutes in case a plane goes down.

    and I dont know that answer.

    Any one know?

  2. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    nice question

    i guess mayby they would but airline pilots no

    can you imagine bieng on a flight to vegas and you see the pilot walk by you with parrachute on
  3. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    I understand airline pilots, it gives them extra incentive to bring the plane back with everyone on it.

    But packages are different.

    I remember last year or two we had a plane burst into flames as they were landing, and it burning down on the runway.

    It was fearful on the ground, cant imagine it at 30 thousand feet.

  4. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Danny i want to say yes. I have been out of ohare for over 10 years now, but i do recall seeing chutes when we would restock water, soda etc.
  5. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    gee this brings up a lot of other interesting questions. Like, are the pilots told due to having "hot" loads to speed things up a little bit and pay lip service to safety but get it there on time? Do they have ride alongs? Do they have to follow procedures that are above and beyond that of normal airplane pilots. I am sure soberups(god bless him) will want to know if they have three point seatbelts and if so , why not him?
  6. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND


    Those chutes you saw was for the bonus pilots. Helps them during landing cause they come in so hot.:wink2:

  7. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    No chutes, Danny are you talking about the plane in philly that had the hazmat react like 4 years ago?
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    You jump out of any of ours and your headed straight into the engine. Plus then you`d be charged with a roll away.
  9. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Drew, yes i was.

    kinda like the ole saying, out of the frying pan and into the fire?

    A roll away....no, being out of control.......Im sure some pointy headed sup somewhere would find the right terminology.

  10. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sure, (like us), the pilots have to secure the plane (e-brake on, lowest forward gear) before they exit....
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    ....and do you know how much a parachute costs???? These are tough economic times, mister.

    If you do your job according to the methods, you won't need a parachute.
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    One more thing....

    I almost fell off my chair when I saw Dannyboy had said this:

    "A question I dont know the answer to"

  14. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    I do know you owe me a beer or two there fella.:happy-very:

  15. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    chutes are provided for all the CANS the pilots must fit them ,evac them and in a timely fashion. Then they may jump,but will be charged with the accident...
  16. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    My guess would be, no.
    Bulk head is locked and the planes have few doors near, to jump out from.
    No ejector seats.
    Captain goes down with the ship.
  17. LastBest&Final

    LastBest&Final To Endeavor To Persevere

    Parachutes on our airplanes are like fire extinguishers at UPS; we have them, but your not to use them because you haven't been trained to use them.
  18. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    But drewed knew the answer! Imagine that.
  19. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Well actually he said no, and several others have said yes.

    I wonder if the ones that do are the contractors we hire, where as the ones that do not are actually UPS pilots and planes?

    So drew would be right..........and wrong sorta......:wink2:

    Im wondering if the ability to keep a 30 ton object from hitting a highly populated area might be one of the reasons?