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Camera In Plane's Nose

Mon Jun 07, 1999 9:56 am

My friend went to Bali with Garuda Indonesia on B747-400 and he said that they have the camera mounted in the plane's nose so they could all watch takeoff and landing.

Which other planes/airlines have this installed?

It sounds awesome to me!

I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
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RE: Camera In Plane's Nose

Mon Jun 07, 1999 11:28 am

I don't know about other aircraft, but I've heard of only 747's having it. Or a few 747's at least. I don't know which airlines though.

RE: Camera In Plane's Nose

Mon Jun 07, 1999 11:58 am

I've never heard of this before but I think its a great idea! Let the people in the back see what's realy happening. Nothing can match being in the flightdeck of a 747, but it could come close :)
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RE: Camera In Plane's Nose

Mon Jun 07, 1999 12:42 pm

Great idea
Too bad Garuda's safety and service arent as good as this idea :)
Perhaps the should be spending the moeny on decent safety standards and employing better mechanics... from what Ive heard theyre terrible.
Just my thoughts
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RE: Ansett

Mon Jun 07, 1999 4:26 pm

I totally agree with you. One Air NZ 744 has 'nose cam'. The 744 was ordered by garuda, but they couldnt pay. ANZ took up the offer, hence the one off 'nose cam'.
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RE: Camera In Plane's Nose

Mon Jun 07, 1999 7:21 pm

Finnair's A321s have a nose cam.

RE: Camera In Plane's Nose

Mon Jun 07, 1999 11:12 pm

I've flown on a Garuda 747-400 from Singapore to zurich with the same nose-camera (september '96). A great view!

As far as I am concerned, I had a very pleasant flight with Garuda, nothing to complain about, which does not mean that they are a good airline, it just happened i was satisfied on that flight (the camera might have helped to mantain a good memory of that flight).
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RE: Camera In Plane's Nose

Mon Jun 07, 1999 11:31 pm

All Nippon Airlines does this, too. I flew their 747-200 from Shanghai (SHA) to Tokyo (NRT), and during takeoff and landing, the movie screen showed what the pilots were seeing. I also read that Emirates mounted TV cameras on the nose and belly of its 777, and devotes one of the channels of its onboard entertainment system to show the exterior view. Although during the flight over the clouds, I doubt you can see much.

RE: Camera In Plane's Nose

Tue Jun 08, 1999 12:10 am

As Hagi poined out, Finnair's A321s have this feature, but also their A319s and A320s will have the nose cam.

JAL 777s

Tue Jun 08, 1999 8:09 am

JAL has the camera on its 777s. The view switches
from forward (before and during takeoff) to downward.
They also sell a video of the route.
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RE: Camera In Plane's Nose

Tue Jun 08, 1999 9:03 am

In the early 1980's American Airlines had a camera mounted on the ceiling of the flightdeck in their DC-10s. I took several trips (notably one to Aruba from JFK) during which taxi and take-off ONLY was broadcast on the movie screens in each cabin. Unclear when or why AA discontinued this service.
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Austrian's A340 Has It And Condor's 767!

Wed Jun 09, 1999 5:30 am

Austrian Airlines has or at least had a nose cam on one of their A340's. They said if it would be a success (what a question !!) they would implement it on all the others.
German's Condor has nose cams on at least a few of their 767's. It's just great to see the runway comin' closer and closer...
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RE: Camera In Plane's Nose

Wed Jun 09, 1999 5:40 am

TrueExpert, AA discontinued video service soon after the crash of AA191 in 1979. Right as the aircraft lifted off, the left engine ripped off of the wing and slats retracted causing the left wing to stall. They determined that the passengers watched themselves crash, pretty scary huh?

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