A Unique Opportunity!
Alaska Airlines is offering an opportunity for blind or visually impaired people to explore the interior of one of its 737 airplanes.
Here are only a few of the things you may learn during the tour:
Where the airplane exit doors are located and how to operate them in an emergency.
How an airline emergency oxygen mask actually works.
How you can locate and utilize the airplane flotation device that is under the seat.
How the restroom is laid out in a unique airplane setting.
Date: November 19th, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: SeaTac Airport
Who is invited? Anyone who is blind or visually impaired!
All children under age 16 must come with an accompanying adult.
Transportation: Because this event will take place at the Alaska Airlines hanger in a secure part of the airport, the number of vehicles allowed on the tarmac is limited to 2 or 3.
DSB (Department of Services for the Blind) and VLC (Vision Loss Connections) will providing transportation to and from the airplane tour. Please watch for further information on times and locations to meet a bus that will take you to this event.
Note: The airplane we will explore could be called into the field at the last minute to replace one that is unable to fly. For this reason we may have to reschedule at short notice. Alaska Airlines assures us this is not likely, but they want us to be aware of the possibility.