Skip to comments.FAA Scolds Passenger For Using iPad To Shoot Video Of Bird Strike
Posted on 05/03/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
Remember that bird strike in April that forced a Delta flight to make an emergency landing? The actual incident was caught on video by author Grant Cardone, who is now on some FAA "you're a troublemaker" list because he shot that video when his iPad was supposed to be turned off.
Cardone was on CNN this morning to discuss the letter he'd received from the FAA's Supervisory Principal Operations Inspector regarding the incident.
Reads the letter: "Your failure to comply with flight attendant instructions during a critical phase of flight and an aircraft emergency could have affected the safe outcome of the flight... We have given consideration to all of the facts. In lieu of legal enforcement action (a civil penalty), we are issuing this letter which will be made a matter of record for a period of two years, after which, the record will be expunged."
"I don't think I'm above the law or anyone should be," said Cardone. "I've flown over 3 million miles, a million of them with Delta, and to think that a device a phone or this iPad... to think that any of these devices could take down a plane is ridiculous... "If truly these devices are that dangerous, then the FAA has the responsibility to ban them."
He didn't exactly respond to host Soledad O'Brien's point that, regardless of whether or not phones present a danger to the flight, Cardone did disregard the instructions of the flight attendants. But he did express concern that the FAA letter is overly vague about the implications of having this scolding on file for the next two years
"What I'm concerned about is what watch list am I on... Am I now a terrorist?" Cardone asked. "Am I going to get double-screened? They just need to clarify what the deal is."
Breitbart had his vid up for a while, but they pulled it. Now I know why.
You think the FAA told Breitbart to pull it?
Grab your ankles, chump.
Yep, they have video cameras all over the place filming US, but don’t ever, EVER film them. You have been properly warned.
I travel 45 weeks a year, and there's always one of these a-holes in near proximity to me, who thinks they're above the law simply because they don't believe their device poses a danger.
YOUR OPINION DOESN'T MATTER! FOLLOW THE %/&#@ RULES!!!
If they pose a danger why doesn’t the FAA just ban their use outright?
I don’t know, but it was pulled.I wouldn’t be surprized.
According to a friend of mine that is an aerospace engineer the devices are of no danger to the operations of the aircraft. Just a stupid rules to keep the paying passengers in line.
The KING is angry.
This threat is really minuscule, but it does exist.
Phones don’t impose any danger in fact the rule of not using them from an aircraft was issued from the FCC!
From altitude the wipe out many cell towers all trying to connect to the strongest signal and being at altitude that phone is the strongest (line of sight) signal to as many as 50 of them.
Everyone that owned an aircraft and had an FCC license for their radios got the notice in the early 80s and that included me.
Of course they aren’t dangerous. Think of the logic.
Before bird strike: iPad and other electronics not dangerous are allowed on board and be in use.
After bird strike: Electronics are dangerous and should be shut off!
Will the flight attendants start confiscating them?
The problem Conor, is a non compliant citizen.
Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? said Dr. Ferris. We want them broken. Youd better get it straight that its not a bunch of boy scouts youre up againstthen youll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. Were after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and youd better get wise to it. Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arent enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? Whats there it that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpretedand you create a nation of lawbreakersand then you cash in on guilt. Now thats the system, Mr. Rearden, thats the game, and once you understand it, youll be much easier to deal with.
What about regular video cameras? I have shot scenes from planes with my video camera in the past (prior to 2005) and no one said a word.