Questions about flight recorders

From:         Hank Strub <>
Date:         31 Aug 94 14:59:35 
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I am not as current on aviation issues as I used to be, so please
excuse this message if it is not relevant.

About two years ago, I have memories of a European country (perhaps
the Netherlands) trying an experiment where they were trying video
recorders in cockpits, and using flight recorders that would keep
records of a whole flight (not just the most recent half-hour).

Was this experiment actually run?  How were the recordings used, and
how was the experiment perceived by different communities?

My current interest is in privacy issues of recording people
at-work.  Pointers to articles or papers on the history of flight
recorders (I remember hearing about political battles surrounding
them) will be much appreciated.

Henry B. (Hank) Strub                 
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