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Title: Air Traffic Control Tower.
Post by: Аэрофлот Jr. 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. 
Title: Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
Post by: Fryy 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.
Title: Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
Post by: tyketto 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.

BL.
Title: Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
Post by: joeyb747 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.
Title: Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
Post by: Аэрофлот Jr. 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 ?
Title: Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
Post by: aevins 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).
Title: Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
Post by: joeyb747 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.
Title: Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
Post by: SYRATC2B on October 10, 2009, 04:52:38 PM
Enjoy your tour!
Title: Re: Air Traffic Control Tower.
Post by: glencar 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: