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Safety issues with instagramers

Old 22nd Jan 2019, 07:31
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Is it me or there's a real safety issue among pilots in general these days, if you see Instragram or other social medias, pilots (especially young one) publishing every day posts while they are working ?
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 08:35
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Is this yet another minor thing to get annoyed about? There's usually a Captain sitting next to them so the 20 seconds spent taking a photo really shouldn't be much of a safety issue should it.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 08:38
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There's usually a Captain sitting next to them
Its the captain that A320dude2 is talking about
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 08:42
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Probably you, and a small minority.

There is bigger fish to fry.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 08:44
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Well I don't really see an issue with it, depending on when the picture is taken, for example I really do not see an issue taking a picture sat in the cruise or at non critical times.

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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 08:50
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No pictures below 10000 mate
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Originally Posted by OutsideCAS View Post
Its the captain that A320dude2 is talking about
He could, of course, link to an example photo so that we know what he's moaning about
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 08:54
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Originally Posted by A320dude2 View Post
Is it me or there's a real safety issue among pilots in general these days, if you see Instragram or other social medias, pilots (especially young one) publishing every day posts while they are working ?
Yes, itís you.
Two crew, 12 hour overnight flight through the WOCL - so whatís the safety issue? Take a couple of pictures or severe fatigue?
Stupid post!
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 08:56
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In my company, electronic devices are only allowed at Captain discretion.
Captains should say more often no if it is not appropriate and lead by example.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 08:58
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Originally Posted by AndoniP View Post
He could, of course, link to an example photo so that we know what he's moaning about
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-photos.html
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 09:06
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oh, a daily mail article.

ok so the guy is taking photos at FL380 or whatever. big deal. and he's a bit of a sexual deviant.

nothing to see here, move along!
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 09:16
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The use of social media at work is an issue. Iíve had pilots log on during ground operations.
Yes, Iím a captain and told them to log off and pay attention to the job, but I should not have to.
The new generation is used to be logged on and available the whole time.

Take a picture during cruise? No problem.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 11:18
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The use of social media at work is an issue. I’ve had pilots log on during ground operations
Similar reports in recent CHIRP* Cabin Crew Feedback. Checking social media strapped in during taxi etc.
From a safety perspective, and bearing in mind that a number of 'instagrammers' are effectively running a business on the side - 'sponsored' eyewear, watches, jewellery, corporate lanyards, etc. as well as promoting themselves as members of the '#lookatme' generation, the opportunity to take the perfect selfie or capture just the right light for a shot of the throttle quadrant or HDG SEL knob should not be understated and may not necessarily coincide with the safe and expedient operation of the aircraft at that moment. Seriously, though, it's a distraction and unnecessary in my opinion but then I'm getting on a bit.

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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 11:39
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If they were to scan PPRuNe while trouble shooting a problem, they could learn every little nuance of pro and con actions
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 19:51
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Taking pictures when not sterile cockpit shouldn't be a problem, but some companies may not allow it. I don't do instagram, facebook or twitter however.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 20:09
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"The new generation is used to be logged on and available the whole time."
The guy in the article is 51 y/o.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 20:57
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Some airlines are marching on it as a marketing parade. Some of these pilots are even sponsored with hefty contracts. The blonde Swedish female pilot is a prime example.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 21:05
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Originally Posted by Banana Joe View Post
The blonde Swedish female pilot is a prime example.
There are actually several blonde Swedish pilots on Instagram.

Here are a few:

Swedish Pilots Share Striking Photos: Backlash Follows
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 21:36
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Agree that taking pictures is not a problem. Staying connected OTOH is not conductive to a dutiful execution of the job. Observed that on one's self, just with the family and colleague pilots' group on WhatsApp, and private/comp. email. Not even against a real, hard-core "social" network that is proffesionally designed to draw attention (FB, TWT).
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 22:43
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Originally Posted by FlightDetent View Post
Agree that taking pictures is not a problem. Staying connected OTOH is not conductive to a dutiful execution of the job. Observed that on one's self, just with the family and colleague pilots' group on WhatsApp, and private/comp. email. Not even against a real, hard-core "social" network that is proffesionally designed to draw attention (FB, TWT).
Are you saying they should have used "Airplane mode"? Don't be ridiculous now!
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