30 January 2012

CATSA Canada ≠ Safety

Shouldn’t our Government’s advice lean towards safety? Here is CATSA’s advice about security screening,

“Dress comfortably with easy-to-remove outerwear, jackets, belts and slip-on shoes”. The source http://www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca/Page.aspx?ID=7&pname=Screening_Controle&lang=en

I guess CATSA security people don’t talk to the flight safety people? Would you wear “slip-on shoes” in an airliner? Like sandals, just to ease getting them off and on again at the security inspection station, really!

I hope not, when you consider that the vast majority of people survive aircraft accidents, many after sliding down the inflatable emergency exit slide on to a runway or unprepared rough areas of an airport, potentially covered in broken glass, plastic, metal, jet fuel, weeds, fire, you name it…

I’m sorry but I want good shoes tightly secured to my feet when I get to the bottom of the slide, not to mention as I hurry to the emergency exit closest to my seat.

Everyone made it off Air France, but look at the terrain they slid down the slides into--not barefoot country.


1 comment:

Adam Hunt said...

I agree. When I flew in the military we were not allowed to let anyone on board unless they were properly dressed to survive in the terrain over which we would be flying.

One time on a civilian airliner in the summertime on a flight between Montreal and Europe the passenger next to me, dressed in a T-shirt, shorts and sandals asked me what that was below us. I replied "Greenland". He wouldn't have lasted ten minutes.