Hi Doug When I am flying I often wonder about the Emergency exit doors. Do they get locked automatically once the plane takes off or can someone release the door at anytime? Jerry
Hi Jerry. Sometimes when we push back, you'll hear "flight attendants, arm and cross check." This announcement is made by the in-charge flight attendant to tell the others to arm the doors. Arming the doors mean slides will deploy if the doors are opened.
No, all aircraft doors must be closed and secured manually.
The doors can not be released automatically in any phase of flight.