FAA Investigating Harlem Shake Video

After team filmed on flight

Adam Roy

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether a Frontier Airlines crew violated safety rules last month when they allowed the Colorado College frisbee team to film a version of the viral “Harlem Shake” video during a flight. The video, shot by the university’s ultimate frisbee team during a flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego, shows passengers dancing in the aisle while the hit song by electronic musician Baauer plays.

While the FAA is concerned about what stage the flight was in when the video was recorded—the agency wants to make sure that the fasten seatbelt sign was off—a former investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board says that he doesn’t see anything wrong with the video. “As long as the seatbelt sign wasn’t on they are free to move around,” Al Yurman told Colorado College’s Catalyst newspaper.

Sophmore Matt Zelin said that team asked the flight crew for permission before filming. “I don’t see any reason why this should cause any trouble. We asked the staff and they said it was safe.”