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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2769 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
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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

The worst that can happen to you is to recive a "no" as response, so go ahead and try it. There are friendly pilots out there  Smile


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

Knowing some pilots a "no" isn't the worst thing you can get.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineEBOS From Belgium, joined Jul 2001, 520 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

If you fly Thomas Cook with captain Guy Daems, you even don't have to give him a camera Big grin

An-225 stalker: 1 x LUX, 1 x EIN, 1 x DXB, 2 x SHJ, 3 x CGN
User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2586 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...

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Something could happen to your equipment, so they might decline your request so they are not liable if damage to your camera occured.

User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Dazed767 has a good point, if the pilot drops the camera then the camera owner would be all over the pilot! And that would be an end to that!

I have heard the in Euope its not to hard to get in in-flight, but US is no use.


User currently offlineJer32382 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 2546 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.


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 2536 times:


If I were you , I would give it a shot, you have nothin to loose.

Although I have to say a lot of valid points / answers up there.

Btw....even in Europe no more jump seats.....a friend of mine works as an ATC controller and even she was not allowed to visit the flight deck enroute.......

Vasco G.

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