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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: COCKPIT WINDOWS - How to open SLIDING WINDOW and HOW TO DEAL WITH WINDOW CRACKS!

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Dear friends and followers welcome back to my channel today will be a short video about the cockpit windows how to open the sliding window

What to do in case one of them breaks during flight, and what makes them so special, so let's get started

The cockpit of an Airbus A320 has six separate windows there are set up into two windshields

Two sliding windows and two fixed side windows now each window is made up out of three

Hercule glass layers

Which is chemically treated to strengthen and to make it lightweight at the same time

Now all six windows roughly have the same thickness of one centimeter and all of them are heated electrically to

prevent them from

Icing and fogging up the windshield is the primary

Window for the pilots to get the best view onto the runway or flight path and each windshield is

Fitted with a windscreen wiper if you want to learn more about the windscreen wipers look up the video on my channel

Or just click right here now on the splitter beam between the two windshields sits this little probe the so called

external visual ice Indicator which picks up ice from cold clouds and raindrops ETC to

Indicate possible icing on the wings and engine inlets more about wing and engine

Anti-icing system in a future video now the electrical heating system works fully

automatic meaning as soon as one engine is running the heating comes on and

Stays on throughout the flight now in Casey windshield is fully covered in snow and ice now don't get out your ice

scraper or similar tools

instead turn on the window heat

Manually with this button other than that the windshield comes with polarized sun visors which you can move around and adjust to your needs

Next Window is the cockpit

sliding window to the left and right of the pilots now the window frame comes with a

Clip to retain the cable from your headset a light to illuminate your charts with a switch and dimmer

cup holder over

Tractable sunvisor A

Paperclip a pen pocket a pocket for you Efb and two control handles now

Before opening the sliding window make sure it's clear of any snow and ice because the window will slide

Inward and you don't want melting snow dripping into your

Compartments and electronics remove your headset cable from the retainer to reduce the risk of cable bending

No drinks in the cup holder and check that nothing is placed on the sliding rail rear of the window a lot of pilots place

Yogurts and Drinks back here as the metal is connected to the outer skin of the plane making it very cold and is therefore

Misused as a fridge

then gently pull on the control handle inwards and

Rear words to open the window and as soon as the window unlocks and slides backwards

You'll hear a clicking sound and that's the locking pin

Securing the window from moving forward once the window is fully open don't put your hands anywhere

Near the rail as it is always covered in grease for smooth operation to close the window. You flip the locking pin into the office

Make sure that the rail is clear of any unwanted objects

And then slide the window

Forwards and use both hands on each handle to push and lock the window in its frame

Make sure that the control handle shows the red ring around the push-button

Which identifies that the window is closed and locked if this shouldn't be the case

And you take off the chances are that the window might open upon takeoff or a possible cabin depressurization?

could have serious consequences

now you

Physically can't open the window in flight due to the differential cabin pressure

But there is a procedure in case of smoke in the cockpit now

you should descend to 10,000 feet to equalize the differential pressure and

reduce the speed to 200 knots and if all previous smoke removal procedures were

Insufficient you would then open the pilot monitoring sliding window to suck out the smoke

But I'm not gonna go into more detail about this procedure. I'm sorry but important to know is the sliding window is the pilots

Secondary escape route in case of an evacuation after an unfortunate landing primary exit would be through the cockpit door

But in case that's blocked or jammed for some reason the pilots throw out an escape rope

which is attached above the window and climb down that rope now the most aft

Window is the fixed side window

it's also electrically heated and comes with a sun visor or a curtain you might say and

Allows the pilots to get a view onto the airplane wing now you

Can't see the engine intakes therefore

You would have had to walk back to a cabin window, but this can vary from aircraft aircraft ok so

What happens in case a window gets cracks in Midair like in this picture?

In case it got damaged by the impact of foreign objects or electrical arcing of the window heating system

Or other reasons the first thing is to identify

If the crack is either on the cockpit side or on the outer side

By using a pen or your fingernail if it's on the outer side like shown in this picture

There is not much

you can really do the inner pane is still strong enough to sustain the

Differential pressure up to the maximum flight level more or less meaning fly to your destination airport and then the pilot

Flying should be on the side of the window

Which is fully intact in case both windshields are damaged and the visibility is severely reduced

Consider an Auto land landing at the next suitable airport. Okay. Here's a side note

You're not going to believe in case auto

Land is not available

And the visibility is so severely reduced on both windows

That pilot flying shall open the side window to get a view onto the runway. This is a procedure

I'm serious

so that puts a visual approach to a whole nother level in case the window is damaged from the

inside of the cockpit the pilot Shall initiate a descent to

23,000 feet to reduce the differential pressure between the cockpit and the outside air pressure down to 5 PSI

To reduce the risk of further damage which could lead to a cabin depressurization

I would recommend finding the neck suitable airport to land because at lower levels the fuel flow is significantly higher and

Unexpected turbulence could damage the window even more, but I have to say cracked Windows are a very rare occasion

I've only experienced it once and I admit it looks more frightening than it actually is okay

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