"What are the important items that should be covered with passengers in a pre-takeoff briefing?" - Carmen J.
“I’m a huge fan of thorough pre-takeoff briefings. Every flight in the military starts with one and they have a pretty good safety record.
I’d include all of the following items (with passengers)…
First, aircraft familiarization:
- Operation of aircraft doors and windows
- Location and use of fire extinguishers
- Use of onboard oxygen systems
- Use of seat belts and shoulder harnesses
- Seat positions and adjustments
- Location of survival gear
- Location and use of heating/cooling vents
- Sterile cockpit
- Access to flight controls and transfer
- Secure loose items
- Aircraft egress in case of emergency
- Order and method of exit
If you discuss these items (with your passengers), you’ll come across as a professional and you’ll be ready for unplanned events.”
When do you typically give your passenger briefings?