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Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?  
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

Years ago, I remember being able to watch the takeoff from your seat in the passenger cabin via closed-circuit TV cameras.

Is this still done today?



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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

I think Emirates offers this on most of their flights

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Emirates has a forward-facing camera and a down-facing camera (kind of like the ones is MS FS2000) which are viewable on the PTV. The only problem is that on the 777-300 they are located left of centre, so when you land you are thinking 'Right a bit, right a bit more!' as it seems you are not properly lined up with the runway!


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Anyone remember the classic story about the (AA?) crew that involved a sleeve from a gorilla costume, a banana and the closed circuit TV? I heard about it a long time ago, but I'm not too sure about the details. It was in all of the newspapers. Very funny stuff.

User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Saudia has this service available on there 747-400's as well as ther 777's. The camera's are on while the plane is in motion on the ground, during take-off and landing. Inflight on there ptv's they have a downward and upward view camera. Great airline to fly with. I agree with ryanb--u have the same feeling on saudia since the cameras never seem lined up with the runway.

User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1060 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Even charter airline Airtours had the forwards and downwards looking cameras on their A330s, and shows it on the PTVs - one of the few things on their PTVs that make sense without having to pay for the headsets!  Smile

However, I believe that the practice died out to a large extent after the American DC-10 crash at O'Hare, when the take off and accident was played on the big screen for all the passengers to watch.

Andy


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

I don't think it was ever confirmed, but it was said that just before AA 191 crashed in ORD in 1978-the DC-10 who's engine fell off on the runway-that on that aircraft the passengers were watching their takeoff, and, sadly, their final moments.

User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1064 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

All Nippon Airways has a camera showing the forward motion.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Wow airtours have it in their A330's!

I saw alot of them not doing too good in crosswinds at MAN, would've been pretty scary! Touched down on one side mostly  Smile

EGGD


User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Finnair have them on their A319/A320/A321 fleet.

Alexander


User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

My flight from Atlanta to Capetown last year on SAA had the camera which showed the take off on the video screen. It was a lot of fun to watch the takeoff from that view.


I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

bmi british midland have them on the A330 (soon to be A330s!). There's one in the 'nose', pointing forwards, and one in the 'belly' pointing down.

User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2549 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

AirNZ have them on their 744. They are really cool to look at what my sister said!!.

At AirNZ they are turned on just before Push Back, and are played right through till takeoff!! On Landing they are on, but only sometimes!!

Have a great day!!
Mikey


User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

The only time I saw it was on a Condor 763...

User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Does Air France have them on A340s...?? Im leaving on AF sometimes this week or 2.... let me know  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineFrequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 2775 times:

ANA has done this for some time, both forward and bottom views. JAL has just started this on their transpacific routes and is viewable through the whole flight. However these cameras seem to be turned off during turbulence and or inclement weather.



User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

LAX, with all due respect, i think its a rather stupid topic. If airlines had these cameras one year ago,as you experienced yourself, what makes you think they would'nt exist now????

User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Thanks for that blast of obnoxiousness, KHI747!!

I appreciate that!!

Of course, if you would bother to read my original post, you would see you are totally in error!

I didn't say just "one" year ago.......I said "Years ago...." (as in several or many). Actually, it was 1975 when I last flew!

 Angry



User currently offlineOverlord From Portugal, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

KHI747, if the topic is so stupid, then why were you stupid enough to respond to it?

User currently offlineAI744LR From Thailand, joined May 2001, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Back to the interesting topic: This service is available on CX's 777-300s. I wonder if they have it on their 747s also. Anyone?

I wonder why SQ (such an advanced airline) doesn't offer this. I know that up until April 2000, they didn't.

Cheers!


User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Air Nostalgia, a scenic charter company which operates a DC-3 out of Essendon (YMEN), Australia has a camera on the nose which is linked to the cabin TVs, you can watch all stages of flight on the TV. Which is ideal, considering its for scenic flying and flys so low.

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

I remember being on a DC-10 American Airlines from San Juan to JFK.. we had a take off shown on the TV's But i was young i wasnt too sure if it was our aircraft..


There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineN80NA From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

on a recent SFO-NRT-SFO ANA 777 :

westbound, camera was turned on
eastbound, same aircraft, camera was off :+(



User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 884 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Lauda Air has 2 cameras outside the airplane. You can see the view on your PTV!

User currently offlinePecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

I believe that with the AA crash in ORD in 1979, the practice of showing the takeoffs was available on all AA DC-10s so that's why the papers were saying that it was on the monitors...because it most likely was. However, my girlfriend's mom is a flight attendant for AA and has been with them since 1974. She told me that the cameras were built to shut off if the plane hit moderate to severe turbulence and if the plane's attitude became abnormal. She believes that the camera most likely shut off when the plane rolled past the verticle mark. I think that at that point, no one was watching the monitors anyway.

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