kjw57 Posted September 14, 2008 Report Share Posted September 14, 2008 Flew and L3 for years with a sliding door, yes to the, it's a pain to close, open, lock, maintain (daily cleaning and lubeing required), top rail made a good handhold when climbing on top, although one wouldn't want to hang off it or stand on it, daily and more frequent breifings and reminders of the peril of ****ing up my baggage door were also needed. On the plus side getting in and out, loading cargo on the floor, scanning, camera work, AIDS machine (even though the controls were backwards to the operator) and loading a stretcher were all made simpler. From my experience the utility of the aircraft with a sliding door and a basket was improved overall, especially on fires. The basket did slow you down at cruise but hey that worked for me too... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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