Ansett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (16 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3230 times:
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
Jbrezmes From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (16 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3230 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).
JZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (16 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3230 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.
TrueExpert From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (16 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3231 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.
WorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (16 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3234 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...
Ben2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (16 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3232 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?