Originally Posted by B47
The early 707's had a lounge in first class with side facing couches with seat belts. FAA concern was passengers in couches hitting their heads on partitions in sudden stops and/or accidents.
In addition to C130's,the C141,C5 and C17 airplanes have side facing seats.
I never been in one,but does anyone know if the seats in the upper tail of the C5 are forward facing?
I was in Headquarters of Military Airlift Command, the "owners" of the C-141 and C5. Maybe they have different configs when in a war zone, but at HQs I never saw anything but backwards seats on 141s
As an aside, I wrote about half of the crew scheduling software system for for the C5A. Worked for over a year on that system. Lots of trips between Scott AFB in IL (MAC HQS) to Norton AFB in southern CA for field testing. Damn near lived on a 141 for that year.
AND the DW typed the ENTIRE crew manual for the C5A. Without a word processor, she banged out the entire manual on an electric typewriter. And when they made a single word or sentence correction, guess what she had to do?? Yeah, type the entire damn page or even PAGES over again..... and again.... and AGAIN.
1969.... woohoo.... Those were the days!!
BTW, did you happen to be a B47 "driver". If so, you're an OLD coot.