Friday, September 01, 2006

Shhh... You Smell Something?

The folks in charge here really want you to be able to see things from the viewpoint of the passenger. And so you'll know what it's like to evacuate an airplane when it's a fiery ball of flame, they do an exercise called Smoke Filled Cabin. In this aptly-titled exercise, they put you on a plane and smoke it up with a fog machine for ten minutes, and then turn out all the lights and laugh while you and the rest of the class clamber out. There were several of us taking pictures inside the cabin, and it kinda looked like a dance club. And I know everyone always says, "Wow! You couldn't see your hand in front of your face!" about things like this, but I was there and I really couldn't see my hand in front of my face. I have proof:

OK, so you can see stuff. This was slightly before things got solid in there. The picture that does not have my hand in it is really boring.
The one of us who got tapped to be the pretend flight attendant that evacuated us chucked all the previous days' training and bolted directly off the aircraft as soon as he opened the door. Later, he said it was because he was wearing nice shoes and didn't want anyone to step on them.


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1:05 PM  
Blogger sandtalker said...

What are a bunch of Southwest tainees doing jumping out of an American Airlines-looking plane? Is that some kind of subtle marketing ploy?

1:07 PM  

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