JOSS21
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Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:53 am

Do some cockpits have any form of entertainment for the flight crew during long-haul flights?
 
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:57 am

No, to my knowledge there are absolutely no forms of IFE in the cockpits for crews. The only form of IFE is the F/O. IFE in US registered aircraft is illegal and not allowed by the FAA. Remember, the pilots are there to do their job....FLY. IFE would without a doubt be too distracting.
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Richard28
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:57 am

They have one of the most realistic airplane simulators I have ever seen  Big grin
 
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Starlionblue
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:05 am

IFE in the cockpit:
- Pressing the call button repeatedly, then telling the onrushing F/A that you slipped.
- Repeat the above until just before the F/A smashes you in the head with a spare oxygen tank.
- The realistic nature movie projected in the windows.
- On the ground, using the "Ground Call" (horn) button when the ground handler has his head in the front wheel well.
- Just before you stop at the gate, brake violently so all the morons who have gotten up bang their heads.
- Start the PA inflight and announce "Hi and welcome to xxx. We are pleased to have you- HOLY CRAP!"

Who needs IFE up there? And remember, these guys are ON THE JOB!
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - John Ringo
 
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:19 am

JetBlue pilots can monitor the cabin cameras and the weather channel on cockpit TV screens.
 
JetRanger2000
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:20 am

Well, aren't there some unofficial radio frequencies where pilots can tune to so they can talk to other nearby planes? I remember reading about that somewhere.
 
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Starlionblue
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:25 am

there are even official ones  Big grin
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PW4084
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:04 pm

You talk about IFEs in the cockpit and most pilots think of the acronym's other meaning: In-Flight Emergency.

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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:52 pm

Hmm, I hope that there are some people (aspecially pilots) who can go 8-10 hours WITHOUT watching some sort of television. It sounds like entertainment has become a sort of "drug" for some.
 
ChrisZRH
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:16 pm

LOL, they have their cameras on the newer planes! and ATC to listen  Smile/happy/getting dizzy all the things what my entertainment would be when flying!
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:24 am


To me the cockpit IS the IFE!!!
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RE: Cockpit IFE

Sun Jun 27, 2004 2:33 am

Ever heard of a portable DVD player? Slap it up on the dash, turn on the auto pilot, and have the FO monitor the radios. Happens all the time I'm sure.
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