Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3463 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?
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3452 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.
Bigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3430 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.
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1107 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3419 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!
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.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3397 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.
Frequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3239 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.
TAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3170 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.
Pecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3119 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.