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Old 26th Feb 2004, 23:06
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Emirates sky cameras

Seemingly some residents group near Gatwick are complaining about the sky cameras in the nose of Emirates a/c giving a view of the landing to the pax. Invasion of privacy and all that old boy , what ! What next - seat belt sign on , all pax blindfold and blinds down ? !!!!!
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Old 26th Feb 2004, 23:19
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You have to wonder if these people have brains. Your own eyes looking out of the window are higher resolution and a clearer image than the cameras!!!

As you say, will people start demanding a/c take off with all blinds down?? (Which of course, they can't do!)
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 01:28
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Locals Complain About Cameras on Planes

Are they having a laugh!?!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/s...es/3489304.stm

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum too.......
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 02:02
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All I cans say is UNBELIEVABLE!!!
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Grrr

My god, there are some remarkably stupid people around!

People like these are perhaps the strongest argument against living in a democracy.

Perhaps they'd like motorists to avert their eyes when driving past their property?

Or the postman to hold his breath when he delivers their mail? After all, they think they have rights over the air.

PS if you wish to pass your views onto Dormansland Parish Council, the Clerk's email address is [email protected]
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 02:40
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Well of course the pilots get a better view of it all than the TV cameras give. Maybe we will all have to wear foggles on approach.

A real clasic "Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells" from someone with nothing better to do.

Of course, Tunbridge Wells is just round the corner from Dormansland. Must be something in the local water.
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 05:20
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Sounds very suspicious to me - what HAVE the residents of Dormansland got to hide I wonder? Maybe they are growing cannabis in their back gardens, eh?
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 05:45
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What a bunch of utterley stupid people, with obviously far too little to occupy themselves.
Why don't they get on with the normal Parish Council business of campaigning for more hanging baskets in the town centre and reducing the number of dogs sh'tting on the pavements etc, etc...
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 06:06
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Dormansland residents say they have recognised their own gardens while flying with Emirates 2,000 ft high over their village.
Either these people are queing up for Emirates flights to find out, or that is a classic example of journo embellishment!
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 06:08
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What have the people in Dormansland got to hide??

Are they worried some of the passengers may not be looking excitedly at the approach lighting and runway in favour of an old pair of pailsey Y-Fronts on the washing line at number 42.

Get a life people.
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 08:44
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This sort of thing is exactly what I love about dear old England!

People with nothing better to do in their boring, comfortable, tedious lives than write to their Tory MP with pathetic complaints!

One day I want to be like them!!!!
But in the meantime..................!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 12:54
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aaaahhhh...sounds familiar to me!
In Switzerland, they are doing sightseeing trips with a zeppelin from an old military airfiled. the people now complain that passengers may look "into their gardens", and have security issues ("burglars can search for good looking houses") to try to stop these flights. also in Lucerne, they have a hot air balloon (an attached one, one ot these go up-watch-come down again). for the same security reasons, it's forbidden to take cameras with zoom lenses on board!

crazy, isn't it?
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 13:00
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When I read a story like this I can't help my eyes drifting up to the top of the page to check the date. Bit like the story about putting stop lights on the back of aircraft isn't it?
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Angry

What a load of utter garbage!!!
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 17:13
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And let's ban those pesky microlights and hot air balloons too - always flying over peering at m' runner beans - what? what?
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 17:18
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Can you recognise cannabis plants from 1500 feet?
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 18:22
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What petty people the residents of Dormansland must be, or at least the (no doubt) small number of busy-bodies that are currently involved in this childish campaign.

If they succeed, then millions of Londoners will probabaly want to get EastEnders taken off the air for showing their district in the opening credits.

Get EastEnders taken off the air. Now's there's a thought - where do I sign up?
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 18:34
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What have these people got to hide is the question? Maybe someone has a SAM in their garden shed they don't want anyone to find out about?
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I hereby offer 5 quid for the first Dormansland resident to paint 'Piss off Biggles' on their garden shed roof.
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 18:55
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7 miles from LGW = approx 2000' agl with a camera that gives the sort of picture that you get from security cameras (as seen on Crimewatch).

Having seen the cameras in action from inside the aeroplane I can tell you that there will be little or no detail to be discerned from it.
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