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Does anyone know who the captain in the current video is? I assume he's the equivalent of the guy with the big mo in "Up In The Air".

I believe he introduces himself as Captain Dale Newman.

During the QF safety demo after it says "each time you travel you'll always be travelling in a different seat" or words to that effect the guy featured reminds me of a robot when he turns around and looks over his right shoulder. He's got a kind of demonic expression to his face.

The BA one of old - this is going back some 15 years was interesting. It had a person in the corner of the TV screen doing sign language and the bit where it said "in case of an emergency landing on water" was a sight to behold.
 

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I believe he introduces himself as Captain Dale Newman.

During the QF safety demo after it says "each time you travel you'll always be travelling in a different seat" or words to that effect the guy featured reminds me of a robot when he turns around and looks over his right shoulder. He's got a kind of demonic expression to his face.

The BA one of old - this is going back some 15 years was interesting. It had a person in the corner of the TV screen doing sign language and the bit where it said "in case of an emergency landing on water" was a sight to behold.

I may well be wrong here, but I think Capt Dale Newman may introduce himself on the audio channel 'chats' where things like go-arounds are explained...I just can't recall the chap in the video (who may well be Capt. DN) giving his name.
 

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Actually the real Dale Newman dooesn't look anything like the skipper in the video come to think of it.

Ooh bugger! Come to think of it doesn't he just say "hello there, today you're travelling in a Qantas 7*7 aircraft.....blah blah blah.

If you don't like cartoon type safety demos don't click below for VX demo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ixjc5yeMU


YouTube - Qantas Boeing 767 safety demo video

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The above link has the checklist you were possibly referring to.
 
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Ah that second video is the Angela Catterns voiceover which was the most recent one before Captain Hat. Spliced in with Japanese so I assume it's a flight to Japan [Edit - CNS-NRT as it says]. Comfy on a 767.
Fun to read the uninformed comments below the video on Youtube.
 

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I have always just assumed he is the Qantas Chief Pilot (Captain Chris Manning?). But that assumption has no justification beyond being an assumption.
 

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I have always just assumed he is the Qantas Chief Pilot (Captain Chris Manning?). But that assumption has no justification beyond being an assumption.

Captain Manning has moved on from that role as a retiree I believe:

Capt. Peter Wilson,
Head of Flight Operations & Chief Pilot
Capt. **** Tobiano, Deputy Chief Pilot B737/767
Capt. Murray Crockett, Deputy Chief Pilot A330
Capt. Peter Roberts, Deputy Chief Pilot B747
 

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Captain Manning has moved on from that role as a retiree I believe:
Hence my "?" ;). That makes sense.
Capt. Peter Wilson,
Head of Flight Operations & Chief Pilot
Capt. **** Tobiano, Deputy Chief Pilot B737/767
Capt. Murray Crockett, Deputy Chief Pilot A330
Capt. Peter Roberts, Deputy Chief Pilot B747
So is it any of these gentleman?
 

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on my last HBA-MEL-BNE-MEL-HBA, I watched it the first time, then I just pretended to watch it the other 3 times, showing some interest to the FAs out of courtesey, way back was all exit rows on a 738, same deal


Only so many times i need to know where my lifejacket is located :D
Yeah, only once. :mrgreen:

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Well lets dig up this old thread with some fresh stuff:

I just stumbled across these safety video recordings during my daily browsing of the net, they are audio only but still pretty good quality, as if we didn't hear the QF safety demo enough (new thought, YOU COULD SET IT AS YOUR RINGTONE!)

1st Recording (2007 video, male voice)
freesound :: view sample :: Qantas Safety Announcement.mp3

2nd Recording (New QF safety Video, Female voice)
freesound :: view sample :: Qantas City Flyer 670 - Safety.mp3


Cheers,

Josh:p
 

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I watch the safety demostration on every flight, even if it is a little annoying like the CX, AY, KL safety demonstrations in multiple languages. Unlike other people here I do not remember all the lines, nor the checklist, and I need a refresher for every flight.

I have observed most passengers around me continue to read and ignore the safety demonstration. I am sure they know exactly what to do if something goes wrong or are these people the ones that are lilely to panic in an emergency and cause trouble for themselves and other passengers? It is also nice to show a little courtesy and respect to the flight attendants performing the safety demonstration.

The one good thing about Row 1.dont need a memory or maths to work out how many seats to the exit.:oops::D:cool:
And if that exit is blocked in an emergency?
 

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For those who want to watch the current Qantas safety video it's on ENGINE's website (the agency responsible for creating it). Go to www (dot) engine (dot) net (dot) au > Archive > 2008 > Qantas Inflight Safety Video.
 

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I watch the safety demostration on every flight, even if it is a little annoying like the CX, AY, KL safety demonstrations in multiple languages. Unlike other people here I do not remember all the lines, nor the checklist, and I need a refresher for every flight.

I have observed most passengers around me continue to read and ignore the safety demonstration. I am sure they know exactly what to do if something goes wrong or are these people the ones that are lilely to panic in an emergency and cause trouble for themselves and other passengers? It is also nice to show a little courtesy and respect to the flight attendants performing the safety demonstration.

I've watched it so many times I now know it by heart, hence not paying much attention to it. I know how to activate oxygen and not help others before I help myself, and as a rule generally do look around for my nearest exit when I board (if i'm not in an exit row already). I know where my life jacket is, how to fit it, and how to open at least 3 different models of exit doors on 737's. I also know which brace position to use.

The only time i'm not able to quote the safety demo verbatim, is when it changes (like it did from the pre-takeoff checklist to 'hello again', which I now know off by heart).

Repetition just drills it into me without even needing to try :)

I would have thought that as a far-more frequent flyer than I, and especially as most your trips are the same segments with QF, you'd have no choice but to be forced to know it ;)
 

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Repetition just drills it into me without even needing to try :)

I would have thought that as a far-more frequent flyer than I, and especially as most your trips are the same segments with QF, you'd have no choice but to be forced to know it ;)
Nope. I watched it again last night and still not able to remember the safety demonstration off by heart. When I do watch/listen to it next time though it is all familiar again.

Either way though stll no excuse not to pay attention to the safety demonstration when it is played. Something subtle may have changed. I noticed the flight attendant (Philippa) last night looking around to see who was actually was paying attention.
 

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I don't know about everyone else, but I really do pay attention to all safety briefings to the point that even if I'm engaged in light conversation with someone, I will usually stop them and tell them I want to listen to the briefing.

Even if I'm extremely tired and all I really want to do is sleep, I will try to stay awake for the safety briefing if nothing else.

I still locate my two nearest emergency exits (and how to open them if I have to). I still note where the oxygen masks will pop down from and visualise how I will react when they do. I still test whether I can reach the seat in front of me and then mentally note how to assume the correct brace position. I still feel where my life jacket is.

Too extreme? I think not.

My first flight on a Fairchild Metroliner 23 in August 2008 was a novelty. Here the phrase "subtly, every aircraft is different" is way off the mark - the differences in safety procedures from any aircraft I had flown before - jet or turboprop - to the Metroliner was anything but subtle.

Seriously, FAs do not demonstrate the safety procedures just because the law says so, or for kicks and shiggles. I think we have to respect that.
 
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