Question Training Series: Part 7

Hello everyone! This question training series is to help myself, as well as others, better understand the flight procedures that we must follow when in the Expert Server. The rules in the Expert Server are there to help create the most realistic flight environment. So understanding these rules is crucial in order to keep the Expert Server the way it was intended to be. Here is today’s question:

When do you turn off the seatbelt sign after takeoff? Do you do this at a certain altitude? Or do you do this once you reach a certain speed? Or do you do this based off of something else?

Note: This question is not regarding turbulence or other factors. If you were flying in perfect weather conditions, how would you answer this question?

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Some airlines tell pilots to turn off the seatbelt sign as soon as cruising altitude is reached. However, other airlines tell the pilots that they can turn it off at 10,000 or 18,000ft. It really all depends on the airline.

I hope this answers your question! Have a lovely day!

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It’s personal choice and how realistic you want your flight experience to be. So its free game when you want to turn it off.

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Thanks @EI-AVA ! I appreciate it!

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Of course happy to help! Feel free to message me anytime for more questions if needed :)

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I usually turn it off after 18,000 feet but it varies. It’s really about pilot discretion and/or company SOPs here.

For example, Delta pilots turn it off after 18,000 feet, while United pilots only turn it off after reaching their initial cruising level.

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Im prettty sure American Airlines turns there’s on and off at 15000

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Like others explained. It is depending on the airline some airlines turn the seatbelt sign off when reaching 10,000 feet or 18,000 as stated before and sometimes it’s used for flight attendants to let them know that they reach their cruising altitude and can perform their duties

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Okay, thanks guys!

I usually turn it off at around 18K feet, but most of the time I just forget 🤦🏻‍♂️.

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Me who doesnt turn it off: 👀

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Same, I usually forget 😂

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I keep it on because no one has loo privileges except me, no accidents here 🙂

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Me who doesn’t turn it on

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Hello

I apply three criteria, I hope that it would approximate the reality.

First when I reached the altitude when I can turn off landing lights.

Second After first step I adapt the speed to the altitude. (More altitude, more speed)

Third If I have to make a strong turn. I wait to do it, then I adapt speed to altitude and then turn off passenger lights.

I hope it can help you. Also all your answers that can improve my flights will be welcomed.

Regards

Pelayo VA

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Also depends on weather aswell 😂

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The passengers in @Ritesh321 's plane on a long haul flight: 🚻 equals 😨!

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I always wait till cruise cause there are often bumps below cruising altitude. Also I turn it back on if I have turbulence that is causing +/-100fpm deviations

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