Hi guys, welcome to mentor, yet another video podcast. As always, I hope you’re doing absolutely fantastic out there. So, today on the podcast, guys, we’re going to learn how to open the front door of a 737. We’re going to talk about why it’s important, what to think about, and what to look out for. Stay tuned! (Music) Alright guys, so opening the front door of an aircraft is actually something that forms part of the new pilot’s line training. The reason that we find so important that we actually have to sign off is because it is potentially dangerous alright? The front door is a heavy piece of equipment and your’e standing on top of a couple of airstairs that still does not have the secure railings attached properly so there is a chance especially in windy conditions that you might fall off alright? So it is really really important that you follow the following steps to the letter and you do it correctly. Now, in the video that is coming up, I am going to show you the actual aircraft and how I actually open the door alright? But i will not show you how to extend the airstairs and the reason for that is just because for safety and security ok? When we get to the aircraft in the morning or in the afternoon if it has been standing for awhile, the aircraft is going to be completely shut with all the steps retracted alright? And that is because the aircraft has to be secure. we have to make sure that no one is tampering with it And this is also why we are not showing you how to operate the airstairs. but i can show you how to open the doors and stay tune to the end cause i will also show you how it looks when we retract the airstairs afterwards enjoy! 🙂 The first thing you do is to make sure that the slide is not armed. we do that by checking the window. Than grab the handle and make sure you feel the detent inside and turn the handle around make sure the handle holds nicely into position. Second thing is we take the handrail, to open it click the little switch beneath the handrail to release it and attach it to the holder inside of the door Now, we can start opening the door. find the handle Hold the handle firmly. hold the other handrail and swing the door open. Until it clicks into position. now we can find the release switch of the second handrail and move it up and connect it to the inside holder and that is how we do that to close the door, you first click the gust lock that will release the door than we remove the handrail from the inside holder, move it into position and align the metal piece that fits into the hole and than theres a little release switch that you would have to find and click it in and move it down. Make sure that it clicks nicely together Now, we move up, take the handle hold on properly hold on properly move the door in, take the second handle and then let the door fall into position leave the door there we take the second handrail, release it from the holder move it down, once again fit the little metal piece into the hole. now we have to find the switch which is located here put it in and than click the handle together than we close the door you find the detent, click it into position and than verify that both the top of the door and the bottom of the door is flush with the aircraft now the door is properly closed okay guys now lets have a look at the stowing mechanism for the airstairs here you can see how the airstairs are being raised and now they are being folded in you can see the two metal rods that are tightening the airstairs together there to make sure that they fit snugly into the body of the aircraft Very important to make sure that both the handrails are properly stowed before you start retracting the handrails otherwise there can be some major damage to the airstairs i also want to take this opportunity guys to tell you about some precautions. Do not try to open or close the aircraft doors if you have any kind of back problems. Also be very careful to make sure that there are no contaminants on the airstairs before you close or open the doors. If that’s the case than contact ground personnel and make sure that they remove the contaminants before you try to open or close it. guys i hope you have liked this video make sure you suscribe to me here and on instagram and facebook and have an absolutely fantastic day! Bye Bye!