Besides taking pictures of aircraft, I also collect the safety cards which you can find on board. You know those plastic or cardboard cards that say what to do in case of a crash-landing or ditching. Remember NEVER to panic ;-)
The list is sorted alphabetically on the name of the company. For each company, the cards have been sorted on 'Type'. To avoid long loading times of the page, I had to split the list into multiple subpages. To go to the thumbnails, click on one of the bars above. Then just click on a thumbnail to get a bigger picture. All dimensions are in centimeter. This list has been updated on 14/05/2017.
Earlier additions: added on February 28, 2017
Earlier additions: added on February 4, 2017
Earlier additions: added on January 15, 2017
Earlier additions: added on January 7, 2017
Earlier additions: added on December 31, 2016
Earlier additions: added on December 26, 2016
Earlier additions: added on August 12, 2016
With the beginning of the new year, I want to set myself some collecting targets:
You know, sometimes those cards can be fun... Look for the humour in this image taken from the Air Finland 757-200 safety card.
It is also very interesting to see what the aircraft interior looks like. The next picture shows Berlusconi's A319CJ (Aeronautica Militare Italiana).
There is this awesome book about safety cards. It's called 'Design For Impact'. It takes you way back to the very beginning of the safety cards, to an era in aviation where men wore high hats and their women fancy dresses. It turns out that the first 'real' safety cards were introduced on board airplanes in the Thirties. They mostly consisted of written words, where today's cards only contain pictures and drawings. Anyway, if any of you is looking for an interesting book to read with a lot of pictures of old safety cards, then this is a 'must have'.
What do I hope to accomplish?
Cards I am looking for:
If you are interested, I have some spare cards. Just send me an email and I'm sure we can work something out.
A special word of gratitude goes to the most friendly crew of N757MA for their kindness. I hope you all may keep flying the globe for a very long time to come!