TexAussie From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 142 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2215 times:
I am happy to see more airlines adding the cockpit/belly cameras as a part of their IFE! In the past month, I flown three carriers with this feature.
Finnair on their A321s and the cameras were very high-resolution had stunning views. Nose cam is on main screen when wheels are down and switched to belly once wheels are up. Then, at about 10,000 feet (guessing) it switched to Air Show, and then back through the cycle on descent.
Emirates 777-300 allows you to select Nose View or Downward View. I was flying a cheap fare from AU to NZ in economy and had three seats to myself (EK 777 is 3x4x3) and had one PTV on Down, one on Nose and the other on Airshow. Great views coming into Auckland!
Also, on a CX 777-300 from HKG-KUL, there was a "Camera Channel" on the AVOD, but it was not working properly on that aircraft.
I have heard JAL uses the cameras, and MH used to on 777s but not any more. Are there any other carriers using this system? On a clear day it is a real treat.
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
"Also, the only airline in the UK to have them is MyTravel Airways"
bmi British Midland have the cameras on their A330-200 aircraft. Was quite a treat to watch last month on an ORD-MAN autoland in thick fog, couldn't see anything in the forward view until we touched down then all you could see was the centreline lights flashing past.
You could barely see the edge of the runway from the windows either, took us an age to taxy to the stand!
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1911 times:
To add to BHXforever's post, bmi are another UK airline to have these cameras on their A332s. I've never actually flown an aircraft with cameras so looking forward to my forthcoming SK A340 trip to ORD
FrontierCPT From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1907 times:
Yes, JAL soes have the cameras. In Business, the FA asked us to turn off the PTV's on approach in KIX, but i put my jacket over the seat in front of me, therefore the PTV was "hdden", and i got under the jacket....The FA probably through I was a...uh..."bit touched in the head..."..but she didn't say anything...probably cuz it was business, and she sees enough brats in one day, and didn't want to deal with another one