Horizon pilot "in action"!!! Awesome!

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Be a diligent reporter and look up your facts, such as saying it is...

"With the exception of filming for training, it is against federal regulations for pilots or passengers to use such devices during takeoffs and landings, as they could interfere with instrument and landing system navigation radios."

If it were against regulations ever for pilots to use the cameras in the cockpit, then for training even a special waiver would need to be issued by the FAA Administrator. Do you really think waivers are handed out? If you did a cockpit video search on google, you would see hundreds, maybe thousands of cockpit videos. It is not against regulations. It isn't even against regulations for a passenger to use any device as long as the flight crew says it is ok. Come on, have some journalistic integrity. You may be getting mixed information from one man at your local Flight Standards District Office, but ask one FSDO something, and you'll get 20 answers from seven other FSDOs. I know you guys at the SEA PI like to write aviation stories because you all have Boeing making airplanes in your neck of the woods, but just because you can regurgitate a Boeing press release doesn't make you an aviation expert.
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WSurf

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I like the French Airline Cockpit Video.

Damn, another instance where "The Man" is just trying to keep us down!
 

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Thank God the Federal Govt. is looking out for our well being....:rolleyes:

"With the exception of filming for training, it is against federal regulations for pilots or passengers to use such devices during takeoffs and landings, as they could interfere with instrument and landing system navigation radios."

So electronic devices don't interfere if they are being used to film for training?....More govt. logic....
 

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Fatigue isn't an issue in aviation, especially at QX. No, its those pesky cameras that are the biggest threat to safety in the cockpit.
 

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wow look ...a runway in the distance, it gets bigger, the plane lands on it.....amazing. Why do people film this and even think others want to see it anyway? Dorks.
 

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wow look ...a runway in the distance, it gets bigger, the plane lands on it.....amazing. Why do people film this and even think others want to see it anyway? Dorks.
Why do people watch the "Deadliest Catch" or "Ice Roads"....or "Cops" or medical shows....People are interested in what other people do....Many people are interested in what we do.
 

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wow look ...a runway in the distance, it gets bigger, the plane lands on it.....amazing. Why do people film this and even think others want to see it anyway? Dorks.
If it's so distasteful to you, maybe you should look for a new line of work.
 

ePilot22

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Has the FAA even tested any instruments since the 50's? The regulations we fly by today were written for aircraft 50 years ago.

The entire CFR Title 14 needs to be reviewed and rewritten!






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Just thought I would set the record straight. It was a jumpseater who filmed the takeoff. The FO was "in" the picture and might be in some trouble. It might have been his camera or something.

I wish I could have seen it. . .
 

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Just thought I would set the record straight. It was a jumpseater who filmed the takeoff. The FO was "in" the picture and might be in some trouble. It might have been his camera or something.

I wish I could have seen it. . .
Was it your first time flying or something?
 

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We just got an apoplectic letter from our POI informing us that they'll be monitoring YouTube from this point forward. They have one person they want to hang, pending identification.

15 years late, the FAA suddenly discovered the internet. I don't know who's dumber, the moron who posted their stuff on YouTube or the morons charged with regulating us who never thought to look there.
 

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The Issue?

I haven't seen the specific videos in question, but does the issue revolve more around sterile cockpit rather than a camera being used?

Does Horizon's GOM specifically prohibit the use of a video camera during t/o and land or below 10,000 feet? I guess my question is: can the PIC give the OK to a jumpseater to use a video camera as long as sterile cockpit is observed?
 

Stifler's Mom

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I wish I had a dollar for everytime my cell phone rang on short final as it came into service again. Oooops.
 

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I think this is absolutely stupid for the FAA to get involved.. don 't they have better things to do, besides, I know of an FAA inspector guilty of doing the same thing a few years ago.. gezzz
If you want to do something contrary to Federal Regulations, you risk enforcement from the FAA. If you want to videotape you doing something against Federal Regulations, you've done most of the documentation for the FAA Inspector. Now, if you want to POST the video of you doing something against Federal Regulations for the whole world to see...

I don't see how the FAA is being stupid for getting involved in this. Was it a blatent disregard for safety? Probably not.

But look at it this way...Say our ever factual and non-biased national media member starts putting together a story about all the YouTube videos pilots are taking while flying. I bet they would title the expose: "Pilots goofing around and making films when they should be concentrating on safely flying your family...story at 11."

Eventually the FAA will have to answer to the American Public (who now thinks every pilot is doing this) as to why they didn't do anything to stop this.

Just looking at it from a different angle.
 

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wow look ...a runway in the distance, it gets bigger, the plane lands on it.....amazing. Why do people film this and even think others want to see it anyway? Dorks.
Well yes, and no.

Skywest had about the best video of this type I'd ever seen a couple of years ago. Yanked down, of course.

BTW . . . Pilots ARE "dorks", by and large, and that stupid love for the plane and the job is what keeps us in this crazy career field.

The most miserable pilots out there are the one's who only see it as a paycheck . . that's pretty much a guarantee for disappointment.
 
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