Re: [billvon] "Check out my GoPro footage of my first solo!"
In reply to:
>And every first jump student get's a video, were going to tell them it's >a radio so they won't geek the thing....
They'll never figure that one out.
I really doubt the student would be fooled - I really doubt a DZ would be able to hide the fact of video on the first jump (1 - it's a sales point so silly not to communicate it; 2 - much of 1st jump business is word of mouth).
as for stratostar's application - this is a camera that is placed on the student, the instructor operates it, etc etc etc - I don't see it complicating the student's experience any more than the radio
in any case - this is a much different issue than a newbie buying and intentionally using and operating the camera themselves - this type of application of a camera has be debated in a completely different light than our normal discussion. so the normal knee jerk of 'no camera for any reason' is obstructive to a fair review of the concept of an on board camera
PROS - I think it would be MUCH less distracting than having a separate camera flyer out in front of an AFF Cat A; you always get the shot; it doesn't take another slot on the plane
CONS - a separate camera flyer can get out of eyeshot if he's a distraction; the outside video is infinitely better for review or anything constructive to teaching; this is just one more thing for the instructor to turn on and then gather up later
(This post was edited by rehmwa on Jan 19, 2012, 7:19 AM)