Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5068 posts, RR: 15 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2323 times:
We know that here in the u.s. you can't get a jumpseat ride.....SO, what would happen if, before the flight, you asked to speak with the Captain and you say something like "I'd really love to take some flight deck photos in flight but I know we're not allowed up here.... if I give you my camera for the whole flight would you be able to take some photos like maybe some scenic photos out the window and maybe some showing the instruments etc?"
And you'd have a small camera, loaded with film of your choice, ready to go, and let them have it until you disembark at the end of the flight.
do you think they'd do it? You could even tell them you'd email them some photos for themselves or mail some prints to their address at the airline. I've seen quite a few photos on here taken by crews while inflight.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
SashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
If word on these things starts going about, then there might be an increasing number of people eventually trying to pass their cameras on to the crew and the latter would get annoyed. So, from their point of view, it may be wise to refuse such requests.
Sorry, but you won't find out until you try. At least, there're some chances until there's a Rule in place to forbid such requests to be granted...
Jer32382 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
Best thing to do is wait until after you land and ask to see the cockpit. I did this last week when I got to Detroit and the captain (who happened to be a woman) let me stand in the cockpit, sit in the F/0 seat and she explained EVERYTHING to me. I wish I remembered her name. But anyhoo, just wait until everyone else deplanes, and then ask if you can take a look. Most pilots are more than willing to let you.