november678x From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 3 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2763 times:
Hello to all,
Can airline pilots hear or listen to PA announcements from the FA when the cockpit door is closed? Maybe via the audio control panel when the PA volume control is up? I always wondered if pilots could hear details on emergency briefings and gate connections while flying. I also noticed that many FSX add-ons allow you to listen to PA announcements while in flight so I wonder how realistic that is. Any insight into how this works on a real airliner would be appreciated.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16980 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
Quoting roswell41 (Reply 1): Also, we use the observer audio control panel to record all the PA's from the cabin crew on the CVR.
In context, while any cockpit communication including to/from the cabin must be recorded on the CVR, EASA regulations state that cabin-to-cabin communications need not be recorded. Not sure about FAA but I imagine the regs are similar.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
roswell41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 774 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 2): In context, while any cockpit communication including to/from the cabin must be recorded on the CVR, EASA regulations state that cabin-to-cabin communications need not be recorded. Not sure about FAA but I imagine the regs are similar.
I don't believe that the FAA requires it either. We record it as part of company procedure.
Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 6): Yes, and we had a 2 hr delay recently because the PA was not working in the cabin, until someone found that the spare ACP in the cockpit had PA selected to transmit. Drrrr.
oh oh ...... coffee meet with the crew chief I guess....
However shouldn't the mike button be pressed to jam.....or was it hotmiked...what type are we talking here.