Passenger safety briefing and passenger safety card

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  1. Huckster79

    Huckster79 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    what does everyone include in passenger safety briefing, and do you place a sheet of information for them in event you are dead or incapacitated after crash somewhere they know it’s at? What do you include on it?

    I heard air safety institute has a template but I can’t find it on their site.

    I think we owe non pilot passengers more than just to unlatch doors and don’t touch stuff... wanting to get group input as there is most assuredly great things you do I haven’t thought of yet and visa Versa...
     
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    Here’s the items I’m thinking verbal briefing should include:

    • Don’t touch controls/radios/instruments unless I invite or ask you.
    • If you see another airplane point it out.
    • Door open and relatch or jam something in it before “a landing other than at an airport”
    • Location of fire extinguishers
    • What sterile cockpit conditions are and when they will be used.
    • In event of “a landing somewhere besides airport and I can’t assist you” here is how you operate the radio and use 121.5 (maybe small placard would be wise)
    • Here is the switch to turn on elt (if equipped)
    • Here is first aid/survival kit
    • Don’t leave the site of “a landing other than that at the airport” unless road, house, etc can be seen.
    • What else?

    Safety card:

    • Instructions on radio/elt use.
    • Instructions on signalking help
    • Location of survival equipment and first aid kit.
    • Survival/first aid tips
    • What else?
     
  3. idahoflier

    idahoflier Pre-takeoff checklist

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    When I fly a passenger that hasn't ever flown with me I review:

    1) Door operation.
    2) Seat operation.
    3) Seat belt operation.
    4) Fire extinguisher location.
    5) Air sickness bag location and what to do if they are unable to get to it in time.
    6) Survival kit contents (overview, not detailed) and location.
    7) What happens if the door should open in flight (reassuring them it is a non-event).
    8) What actions to take in the event of a forced landing.
    9) Any questions they have.

    I'll also review the above if it's been a while since someone has flown with me...

    Forgot to add the location of the 406Mhz PLB...
     
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    Mine is mission specific and pax specific. But eberybody will always know how to open the door, operate the parachute and kill the engine.. if you don't know how to use a seatbelt you are not my friend anyway

    if we're going over water they're instructed on life jacket use and life raft use

    if over inhospitable terrain I bring a little bag with high protein and calorie snacks with water

    if we are going to need oxygen we talk about that and how to recognize signs of hypoxia, etc

    For the whole sterile cockpit thing I usually just isolate out passengers and copilot if they're being noisy.. most people though generally aren't yapping away during takeoff or landing anyway

    As a note I feel like you have to be careful with this kind of stuff and how you approach it, if you're flying with someone who's already nervous then I think it's fair to keep it mission specific and down to the basics of seat belt usage, door usage, etc.
     
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    I also tell my pax that they need to loosen their bra since my plane isn’t pressurized.
     
  6. AggieMike88

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    PASSENGER BRIEFING

    Welcome aboard!

    Purpose of the Flight, Route of Flight
    S.A.F.E.T.Y.

    Seatbelts & Seat
    • Seatbelt operation
    • Seatbelts must remain on at all times
    • How to adjust and lock seat
    • If seat suddenly slides back, do not grab yoke
    Air
    • Passenger Comfort, Air Vents, Heater
    • If a comfort item is needed, just ask!
    • Air Turbulence, bumps are part of the ride and normal, but I will do what’s possible to minimize
    • Air Sickness – Sic Sac location, tell me early if you feel airsick
    Fire Extinguisher
    • Location, When to use, How to use
    Exit, Emergencies, and Equipment
    • Door Location, How to latch, How to Unlatch
    • Emergencies – What to do, What not to do
    • I may ask for your help, but wait for me to direct you what to do
    • Evacuation & Emergency gathering point (mindful of propeller!)
    • Survival Equipment (if carried)
    • Supplemental Oxygen (if carried)
    Traffic & Talking
    Traffic – Help look out for aircraft, keep your eyes on it until I say I see it.
    Use the clock position, High/Low, Distance
    Talking – During flight okay except when need to talk to ATC, listen for our tail#
    Sterile Cockpit during departure and when approaching destination. But do continue to point out traffic.​

    Your Questions?
    • Please ask any now or during the flight
    • Was there anything you didn’t understand?


    Passenger Safety Briefing Complete!! Let’s Go Fly!!
     
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  7. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    What I included above is part of my checklist pages.

    I'm willing to share the page as an MS Word document or PDF if folks want.

    and good on @Huckster79 to be thinking 14 CFR § 91.519
     
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    How to pull the chute.
     
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  9. Hang 4

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    I also mention check lists. I’m going through them because It’s a procedure, not because I’ve never done this before
     
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    Yes please share!

    Well I got lots of time for thinking cuz not a lot of flying going on here in MI, we went from a deep freeze blizzard to freezing rain and fog for days now, lol.
     
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    so do most folks not make a safety card? I never did in past but video from air safety institute made me think that it really only makes sense... if you don’t make it and they do, would be a very nice “parting gift” to leave them with...
     
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    a friend of mine makes little patches from all the local airports that he hands out as parting gifts
     
  13. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    .... and you were in Texas, you could add shorts and t-shirts....

    seriously, weather Monday and Tuesday nearly to got to 80°F. Today back down to low 30's.

    Will post the PDF shortly.
     
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    No to the actual card. No one who has flown with me has shown an interest or asking for one. Doing the verbal brief was all they needed/wanted.
     
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    Don't do or touch anything that will cause me to karate chop you in the throat.

    Buckle up and hold on.


    Done.
     
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    Give 'em a SEX briefing:

    Seat belts, seat backs and no smoking

    Exits and emergency equipment (fire extinguisher location, first aid kit, etc.)

    oXygen equipment​
     
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    The card sounds like a nice idea, but any real emergency situation it's going to unfold much faster and differently than in a commercial airliner.. if I ever did make cards it would be purely as a novelty with maybe a slightly comedic twist to them
     
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    ..damn, "sex" briefing, no bra's, etc.. you guys are depraved if one appliance commercial can have this effect on the whole community!
     
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    Airlines use a card because they have to disseminate information hundreds of passengers trying to navigate hundreds of square feet worth of airplane. I only need to do so for 1-6 people that are unable to get up and walk until after the plane has stopped flying. Ergo, no card for me.

    Well, I guess the emergency checklist counts as a card, so there's that.
     
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    That's the format I use
     
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    This thread reminds me.... I need to get this placard made and mounted on the right side of the instrument panel

    ACHTUNG!!
    Alles turstin und nonpilotschen lookenppeers

    Das aviationmaschinen ist nicht für der gefingerpoken und mittengraben! Oderwise ist easy to schnappen der springenwork, blownfüsen und poppencorken mit spitzenstarken.

    Ist nicht für cewerken bei dummkopfen. Der rubberneckensightseeren Keepern das cottonpicken Hände in das pockets muss.

    Zo relaxen und waschen der blinkenlichten.
     
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    Well, if they have trouble figuring out which exit is closest ...
     
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    How to fasten / unfasten seat belts, location of the exits and how to operate the latches. In the unlikely event they feel sick, let me know immediately.
     
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    taken directly from AOPA. or maybe it's the FAA SAFETY briefing. readily available online.
     
  26. Huckster79

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    Good point! I informally do this after scaring the crap out of a passenger who though I was reading the directions on how to operate the plane-as in I wasn’t confident of knowing what I was doing.
     
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    LOL cowman - that's what pops into my head anytime I hear "safety card".
     
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    I found that online tonight, the gas safety card. I’m going to customize my own briefing checklist qafter more posts, as well as write a safety card. I will share it once done.
     
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    Label the POH "How to fly an airplane", tell the passengers that you will be frequently referencing it during flight.

    Alternatively hand them "Flying and Gliding for Dummies" when they get in and suggest they read it so they can give you some tips.
     
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    If you get sick, do not grab the Sac.
     
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    For passengers, especially ones I have not flown with before, instead of just asking them if they feel ok, ask them on a scale of 0 to 10 how close they are to puking. Many people will try and tough it out and not tell you that they are starting to feel unwell untill they are ready to puke. Instead of the "I'm fine" you most likely will get, if you get an answer above 0, you know to think about getting down, or get the sic sack ready. Its easier for people to say "I'm about a 3" than communicate that their stomach has gone from perfectly fine to hold on a sec, something is not right.
     
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    Do your passengers actually pay attention to your briefs, or do they act like everybody on an airliner and just ignore the safety brief?
     
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    If you ask about puking, you get them thinking about puking, and they will invariably puke. Reminds me about a relative when I was a kid. Her daughter was prone to motion sickness. We used to play in the back seat of the car and everything was fine until her mom turned around every two minutes interrupt us to ask if she was ok. I always knew what was coming after the fourth "are you sure you're ok?"

    Years ago on a trip to Hawaii, we did a fixed wing air tour in a 206. As part of the briefing the pilot said, "it can get hot in the airplane. If you are feeling warm and sweaty, there are cold wet washcloths in the cooler. Grab one and use it to help you cool off." An early warning of airsickness is that flushed clammy feeling, I knew I was in the presence of a true genius who managed to deal with airsickness potential without ever mentioning it.
     
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    @midlifeflyer . . . That's genius! And I'll defiantly be stealing that idea. I have a small soft side cooler that has been gathering dust that would be perfect for this.
     
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    I took my buddy and his two kids 10, 5 (ages not names) up flying. When we got to the nausea part of it I said this to the kids.

    "If you start feeling sick at all you tell us immediately. I have bags you can puke in that are in the pocket of the back of my seat. If you do throw up, you will be cleaning it up because you made the mess. If you do not have anything to clean it up, you will clean it up the same way my dog does - by eating it."

    I got an ewwwwww and much laughing and giggling. They were so enthralled by seeing where they lived and their schools and the parks they played at from the air, im not sure they could have gotten sick.
     
  38. Huckster79

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    I'm thinking of the card not to be like an airline card, and not have them read it, but tell them where it is. It would have post crash info on it if I was toast. How to use radio with instructions if you can get to it. Stay with Plane, whats in emergency kit in back, use the mylar blankets for shelter/signal/warmth, How to signal help, etc. Not one like in an airliner about oxygen masks and emergency exits. If it were a book it would be titled "So we have crashed, you made it, I didn't heres how you can not join me" :)
     
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    I might have to make use of the gas safety card next time I go to Ponca City for Mexican.
     
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    Anyone have a good format for a Captian's Briefing?