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LAX
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Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Mon Jun 04, 2001 10:21 pm

Years ago, I remember being able to watch the takeoff from your seat in the passenger cabin via closed-circuit TV cameras.

Is this still done today?

 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Mon Jun 04, 2001 10:58 pm

I think Emirates offers this on most of their flights
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Mon Jun 04, 2001 11:04 pm

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!
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Mon Jun 04, 2001 11:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Mon Jun 04, 2001 11:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Mon Jun 04, 2001 11:55 pm

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!  Smile

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.

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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 12:17 am

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.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 1:56 am

All Nippon Airways has a camera showing the forward motion.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 2:02 am

Wow airtours have it in their A330's!

I saw alot of them not doing too good in crosswinds at MAN, would've been pretty scary! Touched down on one side mostly  Smile

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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 2:05 am

Finnair have them on their A319/A320/A321 fleet.

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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 2:48 am

My flight from Atlanta to Capetown last year on SAA had the camera which showed the take off on the video screen. It was a lot of fun to watch the takeoff from that view.
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 2:53 am

bmi british midland have them on the A330 (soon to be A330s!). There's one in the 'nose', pointing forwards, and one in the 'belly' pointing down.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 9:48 am

AirNZ have them on their 744. They are really cool to look at what my sister said!!.

At AirNZ they are turned on just before Push Back, and are played right through till takeoff!! On Landing they are on, but only sometimes!!

Have a great day!!
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 9:55 am

The only time I saw it was on a Condor 763...
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2001 9:57 am

Does Air France have them on A340s...?? Im leaving on AF sometimes this week or 2.... let me know  Big thumbs up

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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 3:03 pm

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.

 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 3:34 pm

LAX, with all due respect, i think its a rather stupid topic. If airlines had these cameras one year ago,as you experienced yourself, what makes you think they would'nt exist now????
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 4:00 pm

Thanks for that blast of obnoxiousness, KHI747!!

I appreciate that!!

Of course, if you would bother to read my original post, you would see you are totally in error!

I didn't say just "one" year ago.......I said "Years ago...." (as in several or many). Actually, it was 1975 when I last flew!

 Angry

 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 9:50 pm

KHI747, if the topic is so stupid, then why were you stupid enough to respond to it?
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 11:40 pm

Back to the interesting topic: This service is available on CX's 777-300s. I wonder if they have it on their 747s also. Anyone?

I wonder why SQ (such an advanced airline) doesn't offer this. I know that up until April 2000, they didn't.

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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 12:05 am

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.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 12:55 am

I remember being on a DC-10 American Airlines from San Juan to JFK.. we had a take off shown on the TV's But i was young i wasnt too sure if it was our aircraft..
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 3:49 am

on a recent SFO-NRT-SFO ANA 777 :

westbound, camera was turned on
eastbound, same aircraft, camera was off :+(

 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 3:53 am

Lauda Air has 2 cameras outside the airplane. You can see the view on your PTV!
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Show The Takeoff On TV Monitors?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 5:39 am

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.