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Thought On Electrical Quipment On T/o And Landing  
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 969 times:

While in deep thought today, something unusual came across my mind, i hope some can clear this up for me:

Every time i fly i here the f/a's announcing that you cannot use electrical equipment during takeoff and a period afterwards, and on Landing and 20 minutes before.

Well, has anyone seen that film by a guy on a TACA B767 that crashed a couple of years ago. That was taken on a video camera while landing, surely that is classed as a piece of electrical equipment???? Did this guy get into trouble over it, is it only some airlines that tell you not to use electrical equipment on flights???? I really don't undersatand!!  Confused

Any help, Suggestions or comments appreciated, EGGD

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User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Well, AFAIK, it's electronic, not any electrical... it's not a big problem if one or two or maybe 5 camcorders work during take-off or landing, but it is a problem if 50 or 100. So if one video camera was used and nobody saw it, it's OK for both safety and the guy who used it...

User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 950 times:

Have a look at the thread on the photographic forum about using digital cameras on board.

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