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Old 19-05-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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great, but what would happen if the video link goes down?
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great, but what would happen if the video link goes down?
mmmmm,well, err, yes .
what happens if a bird poos on the camera ( i bet they have wipers) but ever had one plop on your windscreen:
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mmmmm,well, err, yes .
what happens if a bird poos on the camera ( i bet they have wipers) but ever had one plop on your windscreen:
i have not had bird poo on my cctv cameras at work, but i have spiders and creepy crawlies the size of cars
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Apparently, there are three separate video feeds from City Airport to Swanick. Looks good I think. R-
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They've been using the system in Sweden for some time. They're not going to use a bloke standing on the airfield holding up his mobile phone.
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It is amazing how the can do this sort of thing.

Then again when i sit on my back garden with my tablet and `flight radar 24` app or whatever its called and watch the planes going here ,there and everywhere.

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This is far from a new idea apart from in the UK. Control of aircraft in the sky can be done from anywhere. They already use cameras on some airfields in the UK for ground control where the tower has an obstructed view of an area. This is the first time for a whole airfield. London City is pretty basic, one RWY and a row of parked aircraft. Don't they use remote cameras on the railways?
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Well, my pennyworth is.........Yes , OK. sure it has been used in part around Britain using remote cameras because of restricted view and other types of automation has been in use for years. But I do remember a story you told me Brian about an A/craft touching down at Heathrow years ago. One of the controllers shouted, "your ******* wheels are up." The a/craft Powered up and went around again. Can an auto system do that? Nothing like eye's in the conrol tower I would have thought.
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Controllers will still be looking at every movement, nothing is automatic. It will be a screen not a window. It will be many many years if ever that an airport like Heathrow will go that way. London City is about as simple as an airport can be, one runway, one taxiway one apron.
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