Maniac From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 861 times:
If you mean taking photos while inside the plane, you run into the issue of an "electronic device." Since most modern cameras have to be turned on to take a pic, they are not allowed to be used just like any other device. I have been on two flights where the F/A told someone to shut their camera off. Otherwise it is legal to take pics, but I wouldn't do so unless off airport property as security is very tight.
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 841 times:
Wow I never thought twice about taking pictures on a plane... I have even took video tape during take off on United flight # 1 LAX-HKG twice before and on arrival into Hong Kong as well. F/A's had visual with the video camera and didnt bother me what so ever. Good thing they didnt stop me... The take off roll on those two long flights is pretty impressive to me and especially to my friends who have never experienced a fully loaded 747-400 take off. Planning on doing the same on ORD-PEK soon!
Rapo From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 787 times:
All the announcements that I had heard onboard pertaining to the banning of electronic equipment applied only to the actual takeoff, approach & landing phases of the flight. During cruise, there is usually no such ban. Lucky for me, since my only photo submitted & accepted by a-net is an inflight shot.
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1974 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 780 times:
When I was told that I was not allowed to take photos while the plane take off and landing and taxiing, they told me that if I turn camera on, then the computer in panel instructment in the cockpit is gonna interruped and unable to see screen clearly.
And also, i was also told that I have to wait for 20 minutes after the plane take off.
Midway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 735 times:
I would ask one of the Captains as you are getting on the plane. They are the ones who would know the most. Unfortunately, like any job, information coming from the source often gets distorted as it goes down the lines of communication.
I once asked an American pilot before my flight about using my camera at any time while on the plane and he said I could use it. I just couldn't use a video camera or other items like Discman, etc.