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Camera In Plane's Nose  
User currently offlineDufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 789 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

My friend went to Bali with Garuda Indonesia on B747-400 and he said that they have the camera mounted in the plane's nose so they could all watch takeoff and landing.

Which other planes/airlines have this installed?

It sounds awesome to me!

Jernej


I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

I don't know about other aircraft, but I've heard of only 747's having it. Or a few 747's at least. I don't know which airlines though.

User currently offlineC-GAGN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

I've never heard of this before but I think its a great idea! Let the people in the back see what's realy happening. Nothing can match being in the flightdeck of a 747, but it could come close :)

User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Great idea
Too bad Garuda's safety and service arent as good as this idea :)
Perhaps the should be spending the moeny on decent safety standards and employing better mechanics... from what Ive heard theyre terrible.
Just my thoughts


User currently offlineSpUd From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

I totally agree with you.

One Air NZ 744 has 'nose cam'.
The 744 was ordered by garuda, but they couldnt pay. ANZ took up the offer, hence the one off 'nose cam'.


User currently offlineHagi From Finland, joined Jun 1999, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Finnair's A321s have a nose cam.

User currently offlineJbrezmes From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

I've flown on a Garuda 747-400 from Singapore to zurich with the same nose-camera (september '96). A great view!

As far as I am concerned, I had a very pleasant flight with Garuda, nothing to complain about, which does not mean that they are a good airline, it just happened i was satisfied on that flight (the camera might have helped to mantain a good memory of that flight).


User currently offlineJZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

All Nippon Airlines does this, too. I flew their 747-200 from Shanghai (SHA) to Tokyo (NRT), and during takeoff and landing, the movie screen showed what the pilots were seeing. I also read that Emirates mounted TV cameras on the nose and belly of its 777, and devotes one of the channels of its onboard entertainment system to show the exterior view. Although during the flight over the clouds, I doubt you can see much.

User currently offlineMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

As Hagi poined out, Finnair's A321s have this feature, but also their A319s and A320s will have the nose cam.

User currently offlineKIX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

JAL has the camera on its 777s. The view switches
from forward (before and during takeoff) to downward.
They also sell a video of the route.


User currently offlineTrueExpert From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

In the early 1980's American Airlines had a camera mounted on the ceiling of the flightdeck in their DC-10s. I took several trips (notably one to Aruba from JFK) during which taxi and take-off ONLY was broadcast on the movie screens in each cabin. Unclear when or why AA discontinued this service.

User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Austrian Airlines has or at least had a nose cam on one of their A340's. They said if it would be a success (what a question !!) they would implement it on all the others.
German's Condor has nose cams on at least a few of their 767's. It's just great to see the runway comin' closer and closer...


User currently offlineBen2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

TrueExpert, AA discontinued video service soon after the crash of AA191 in 1979. Right as the aircraft lifted off, the left engine ripped off of the wing and slats retracted causing the left wing to stall. They determined that the passengers watched themselves crash, pretty scary huh?

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