But when they go down somewhere "onshore" in the swamp, the airboat is on scene as soon as it can be arranged. Conspiracy theories? Do you believe for a moment that cameras were installed to protect the pilot? When they are used as forensic evidence to correct training, that's a good thing. As for the SMS persons response, typical management response. Whitewash and window dressing, the creed of the SMS person.
I have worked for companies with Safety Officers who really cared about safety and saw through the fluff nonsense.
Companies will use the camera footage to burn a pilot in a New York minute! They won't admit that the camera was the driving factor, in fact they will lie and deny that. You'll get zapped for some other insignificant issue.
I was going to say "trumped up" issue, but these days that takes on a whole other meaning!