20 JULY 2020


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Article from BTNews 20 JULY 2020

AND FINALLY: The Boeing 747 was a big leap


As part of the 747 certification process at Seattle, BOAC was required to evacuate a full aircraft, including the flight deck crew, within 120sec.

This proved too much for then Flight Ops Director Captain Jack Nichol who designated a junior pilot to rope down through the flight deck window.  “I’ll leave that to the youngsters,” he said. 

It is nearly 50ft.

No broken legs and into service.

SEE BA's Boeing Jumbos final curtain in this issue

PS.  For those too young to know BOAC stands for British Overseas Airways Corporation with the acronym "Better on a Camel" less rude than the one for QANTAS.

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