Carlcowkau From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3712 times:
As wt Delta717 said, at least some of the 744 and 772ER of JL have it on the nose and belly.
I have flight between HKG-NRT once a year, and the personal TV usually show the take off and landing pictures in both airports even it's about 22:00 landing at HKG.
Looking forward to being in CX 747ADV and A388.....
CORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3609 times:
Aircraft cams are really cool. I could only wish that american carriers got them. Of course I am only dreaming because with the way things are, cameras are the last thing on their mind. It must be a really cool experience to see take-offs and landings from these cams, I think I will be booking a flight with one of these airlines with them!
SilentObserver From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3579 times:
SAS has them on all mainline aircraft (I believe).
I flew over on a A340 ORD to CPN and the camera's were turned off in the USA and on once over international waters. I also flew from CPN to ARN (A321) and they were one the whole time. On my return from CPN to ORD, they were on until we reached the US and the they were turned off. The FA told me they were not allowed by US law to use the cameras over US airspace.
It is a very cool feature. Our departure from CPN to ARN, there was fog so thick you barely could see the aircraft on the stand from the terminal windows. The camera view was so neat, because all you could see was the lines on the taxi and runway, but it looked as if you were taxing of into no where. As we took off you couldn't see a thing, breaking through the fog into the sun was such a cool experience to see. (Obviously not as cool as being on the deck for it.) I wish US carriers would add them, or be allowed to.
RTFM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3479 times:
JL definitely has them on some a/c; the 763 I flew PVG-NRT last week was fitted with a camera. Rather annoyingly though they turned off the feed to the PTVs as we pushed and you could only just see it on the overhead monitors. They didn't re-start the feed to the PTVs until we were nearly at top of climb.
RDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1545 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3432 times:
I've mentioned in another thread that maybe the U.S. FAA doesn't allow them (security or something similar)? That's really the only reason (well...besides cost) I can think of that not a single U.S. carrier has opted for the cameras...
Sometimes we don't realize the good times when we're in them
Mischadee From Sweden, joined Apr 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3412 times:
Quoting SilentObserver (Reply 12): I flew over on a A340 ORD to CPN and the camera's were turned off in the USA and on once over international waters. I also flew from CPN to ARN (A321) and they were one the whole time. On my return from CPN to ORD, they were on until we reached the US and the they were turned off. The FA told me they were not allowed by US law to use the cameras over US airspace.
That's strange. Last time I flew ARN-EWR on SK A330 last November the cameras where on all the time, even when we landed in Newark. What is the risk by having the cameras turned on over the U.S anyway? What possible can you see from an airplane that you can't see from downloadable satellite images from the Internet?
Glidepath73 From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
I flew last December ZRH-DXB-MNL and back with EK.
They had the cams on all the time. It was in channel 17 and 18 as I remember.
So cool arriving in Dubai at night, with the full lighted up runways.
Even the arrival back in ZRH was very nice, since it was foggy and the runway
appeared really late, maybe 30 seconds before touch down. I guess that was an ILS CATIII approach.
I flew AF's 772 (BRU/ZYR-CDG-BEY) a couple years back and there's no sign of a camera. Can't tell you about the 773s though. Just flew the AF 332 to BRU/ZYR-CDG-DXB and back and it has the camera. It's really lovely! Although it looks more like it is one single camera aiming at the horizon for take-off and landing and aiming straight down during flight than actually two cameras. Any details?
PS: CDG was a horrible experience, as most of the time.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13198 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3194 times:
AA used to have cameras under the nose on DC-10's that showed take offs/landings on the IFE screens. They were generally phased out in the 1980's and not put on any aircraft purchsed in the 1980's and later due to the ORD crash where the engine came off. Now there might be security restrictions in the USA, but still it was kinda cool to see that view.
: PHILIPPINE airlines A320 from MNL-CGY-MNL has cams.
: I think you mean CPH and not CPN... but I dont understand why that happened.. when did you fly ORD to CPH? I flew CPH-IAD and IAD-CPH last summer and
: Eva Air A330 Air France A330 and 777-300ER Iberia A340-600 Argentinas A340-200 and one 747-200 Varig 777-200 LAN A340-300 Qantas A330-300 and 747-400E