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Why do they say souls onboard?

The number of “souls” on an aircraft refers to the total living bodies on the plane: every passenger, pilot, flight attendant and crew member, according to Lord-Jones. Pilots often report the number of “souls” when declaring an emergency, she says, so rescuers know the amount of people to search for.

Why do they say souls onboard?

The number of “souls” on an aircraft refers to the total living bodies on the plane: every passenger, pilot, flight attendant and crew member, according to Lord-Jones. Pilots often report the number of “souls” when declaring an emergency, she says, so rescuers know the amount of people to search for.

What do pilots say during takeoff?

“Fly heading two three zero, Runway two seven Left, Cleared for takeoff” (After takeoff, fly a magnetic heading of 230º. Cleared to takeoff on Runway 27 Left) “Cleared for the ILS, runway three four” (follow the Instrument Landing System, an electronic guidance system, to runway 34)

Why do atc say niner?

Changing “nine” to “niner” adds another vowel sound, which may help distinguish them when radio reception is poor. Show activity on this post. “Niner” is spoken for the numeral 9 to avoid it being mistaken for 5. This would be better as a comment once you gain enough reputation.

Why did pilots say contact?

Yes gentlemen, it was the pilot who yelled “Contact!” indicating that the switch was on…”fire to the cylinders”, so to speak.

Why do pilots say heavy?

The word “heavy” means a larger aircraft type, with a Maximum Takeoff Weight of 160 tonnes or more. These aircraft create wake turbulence from their wings and require extra separation between following aircraft, and the use of “heavy” reminds other pilots of that fact.

What do pilot say before landing?

To indicate the landing clearance or final approach, the Captain will either make the following announcement and/or blink the No Smoking sign. “Flight attendants, prepare for landing please.” “Cabin crew, please take your seats for landing.” It may be followed by an announcement by a flight attendant.

What do pilots say when landing?

How fast does a 747 have to go to take off?

184 mph
A Boeing 747 under standard conditions must be going 296kph (184 mph) to take off. Additionally, weather factors can affect the ground speed need for takeoff. For example, a headwind will reduce the ground speed needed.

How do flight attendants greet passengers?

Flight attendants tend to greet every passenger with a wide smile every time they step onboard.

What does it mean when the pilot says cross check?

The cross-check means that after arming their assigned door, the flight attendant should check that their opposite number has also armed their door. As part of this procedure the flight attendants might also fasten a strip of red or orange tape diagonally across the window above the emergency slide.

Why do pilots say super?

Pilots of “heavy” and “super” aircraft are required to announce their category at the end of their call sign. This helps ATC and reminds everyone that these airplanes need more space than other categories.