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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5056 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2256 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: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2128 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

Luis


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2115 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: 48
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

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


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User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2073 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...



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2070 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: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2035 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.

-Dmitry


User currently offlineJer32382 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2033 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.

Jer


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Bruce,

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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