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Nosewheel Camera On Air China  
User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1248 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3750 times:

I was on a domestic Air China flight, from PVG-PEK, on the 25th on one of their A330-200s, and as we were getting close to the departure end of the runway, the captain (who sounded Australian) comes over and informs us that the nosewheel camera will be on into the cabin, and on our AVOD screens and on the screen in the front of the cabin (I was in biz), and lo and behold, there is the view from the nosewheel from lineup until a few minutes after liftoff.

On arrival, the same thing from about 3-4 minutes out, the nose camera comes over and we can watch the crew fighting a little crosswind on final approach and the flare.

I loved it, since as I commented to my wife, that was the next best thing to riding flight deck jumpseat.

Does Air China do that fleet wide, or is it strictly a captain's discretion item? I think didnt AA do it a long time ago? Like I said, I loved it, but I can see how a nervous flier could get even more nervous watching the crew fight a crosswind on short final...


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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

I've been on CA 777s and 737s. I know the 777 has the camera as well.

User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1248 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

I was on a CA B737-800 yesterday PEK-KHN, no nosecam...


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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

10 years ago, I flew on a CA 767, and it had the cam as well.


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User currently offlineFn1001 From Moldova, joined Sep 2008, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

I saw in 2004 on a CI Airbus from and to FRA a camera showing what is going on under the aircraft. Even during the flight.


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User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

AA used to have the "cockpit cam" on their DC10s.
I saw it once from SAN (IIRC) to DFW along time ago.

Pretty neat.

KD


User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2896 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2790 times:
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I got to see the same thing on a couple of Air China 330-200 flights between PVG and PEK in late 2007. The nosewheel perspective changes to a downward view shortly after takeoff. It was pretty impressive. The system was not on their 744 Combis that I flew between SFO and PEK...

User currently offlineA10warthog From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Some of EK newer 777 have an option of a forward or down camera and you can choose the view you want to watch from your seat. Otherwise the FA changes from the forward or downward cameras.

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