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by LABA
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4950

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

Not really, especially in aviation. A CVR transcript is worth its weight in gold. It is fair and impartial. Plus, where is the need for a CVR? I presume here you refer to Cockpit Video Recorder? Yes, CVR is industry standard for Cockpit Voice Recorder. This is rookie stuff. The fact that you had to...

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by LABA
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4950

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

Lastly - FDR and CVR provide data and audio. An image is worth 1000 words. Not really, especially in aviation. A CVR transcript is worth its weight in gold. It is fair and impartial. Plus, where is the need for a CVR? I presume here you refer to Cockpit Video Recorder? I've always believed a video ...

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by LABA
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4950

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

Couple of points here. Storage is generally not the issue. With the current technology, stream the data real time from the flight and store in onboard and on land/cloud. With Wifi access becoming more popular, techies can comment on data compression and burst transmission. Privacy is a different bal...

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by LABA
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4950

CCTV in Aircrafts

Per moderator recommendation - new thread on this topic to delink from the recent PIA crash. I believe not just the cockpit but even the passenger cabin should be under the lens - similar to public transit, trains etc. This will help not just with POV from a fellow passenger conflict but also provid...

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by LABA
Tue May 26, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155579

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Safety v/s privacy - that's all that there is to it. There is no problem in having transit buses with 10 cameras inside and yet in the isolated environment of an airplane 36000 feet in the air, privacy is a concern? While the CCTV comment was there for visuals, the bigger question is the telemetry d...

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by LABA
Tue May 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155579

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Discussed ad nauseam after AF447 and MH370. In summary, we are not quite there yet.


Precisely the point, with all the recent incidents, this still is not becoming a priority!

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by LABA
Tue May 26, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155579

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

It still boggles my mind that, with current advancements in tech and connectivity, why there can't be a live telemetry from an aircraft in air. That has existed since the earlier space mission days and was quite sophisticated for that time. Instead, we are still hunting around for the CVR and FDR. H...

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by LABA
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9206

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

Captain and first officer to be separated by 6 feet as well. 3 FA to be deployed inside the cockpit with their feet between the pilots.

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by LABA
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Evolution in Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Indian Aviation Evolution in Pictures

Hello All, I am posting an external link that covers, via very nice old photographs Indian aviation evolution. Credit due to the petrolhead site. Mods- newbie here, so hopefully posted appropriately. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commercial-vehicles/195830-indian-aviation-historical-photo-essay.html

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by LABA
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 23087

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

I've done LA-SF multiple times by road. LAX-OAK (closest for me both sides) is not a huge difference time-wise and If I add family to picture, the cost savings/flexibility is super.

But then, I like driving a lot.. a lot and post dinner departure to arrive midnightish (5 hrs flat) is a nice drive.

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by LABA
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges
Replies: 49
Views: 13472

Re: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges

A more appropriate comparison could be on airports which can 'gate' max # of airplanes simultaneously.

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by LABA
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite jumbo?
Replies: 28
Views: 2948

Re: Favourite jumbo?

The 747. I was lucky enough that BA was still running BOM-LHR on a 747 in 2000 with the upper deck in Y config. Since there are no OH bins and I was on bulkhead seats, it was a fantastic legspace experience. To top it all, the attending FA pretty much set the cart in the galley and went down to join...

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by LABA
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different cultures' impact on behavior on-board
Replies: 29
Views: 4578

Re: Different cultures' impact on behavior on-board

People from certain parts of India tend to speak in slight loud volumes, it's not intentional but that how the native language probably is. This might be annoying to some as people are settling in prior to departure.

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by LABA
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should there be a dress code for airline passengers?
Replies: 56
Views: 6382

Re: Should there be a dress code for airline passengers?

Regarding smells....if I've been in transit for 20+ hours and have had to make a big landside connection at LAX, I will have had a full change of clothes (I mean everything)....but there's only so much that and deodorant will do. The times I had to do TATL towards Asia, I have changed everything at...

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by LABA
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could "SuperSonic" Jets make a comeback?
Replies: 46
Views: 4488

Re: Could "SuperSonic" Jets make a comeback?

I believe for the routes that an SST would operate on (TATL etc), the audience would rather enjoy the lap of luxury offered these days as opposed to fast travel. THis was not the case when Concorde was flying. At least I would, once I am done with a FTS flight. On a related note, I wonder if the Tu1...

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by LABA
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world
Replies: 82
Views: 16507

Re: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world

Close to LAX on Sepulveda Blvd, there's a In-n-Out location that is fantastic for spotting the birds on their final for 24R SMO has a park and a viewing gallery that provides for very nice views of the private jets and the occasional bi-planes/WWII era birds. PDK has something similar as well - and ...

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by LABA
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route
Replies: 88
Views: 17248

Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route

I am curious to know what those could be. And why airlines would do it that way? I am looking at point to point services and not equipment moving flights.

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