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Offline Аэрофлот Jr.

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Air Traffic Control Tower.
« on: October 09, 2009, 03:54:16 PM »
I'm going on a tour to my local airport including control tower, do they allow video cameras on the tower for recording ?  if you could give me some infos, that will be great. 


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Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 05:07:44 PM »
I've never gone myself, but recently a friend of mine got to visit the tower at KAPC - Napa, CA. He was not allowed to take pictures or any video unfortunately.

Offline tyketto

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Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 07:05:25 PM »

It depends.

My tour of Norcal TRACON explicitly forbid any cameras or recording equipment. Shortly after that, we were given a tour of SMF Tower, in which we were allowed cameras, but no video.

We were allowed Scanners though, funnily enough.

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Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009, 08:34:34 PM »
I toured the TRACON/Tower at KDTW a couple of years back. We were not allowed to take any pics/vid in the TRACON, but were allowed to take pics and vid from the tower.
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Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 08:57:09 PM »
I toured the TRACON/Tower at KDTW a couple of years back. We were not allowed to take any pics/vid in the TRACON, but were allowed to take pics and vid from the tower.

Any FAA regulations regarding the vid cams and cameras in tower ?
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Offline aevins

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Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2009, 10:17:46 PM »
I'm not sure about video cameras, but regular cameras are usually okay as long as you do not photograph controllers (without their permission).

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Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 08:33:00 AM »
I'm not sure about video cameras, but regular cameras are usually okay as long as you do not photograph controllers (without their permission).

Agreed. I am not positive about the video cameras, but still cameras are usually ok. My guess is it would be up the the individual facility.
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Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2009, 04:52:38 PM »
Enjoy your tour!
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Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2009, 06:13:54 PM »
In the TRACON, there are specific orders not to take photos so I've never taken any photos, no, no, I haven't, I swear... :-o :roll: :mrgreen: :oops: :-D :evil: