JetMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3243 times:
Cathay Pacific was one of the airlines which offered cockpit visits most of the time. One one trip alone back in 2000 I not only spent hours in the cockpits of A330s, A340 and B744 but was also invited to remain on the jumseat for landing at HKG. Great crews on most flights...
Unfortunately these days are gone...but there's still Air France.
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1969 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3144 times:
After 9/11, CX has changed the policy and will not allow pax to visit cockpit before take off, after landing, when park in the terminal. No more invitation. I have tried to ask them many times and they shouted "NO" in cantonese.
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
When I flew CX SFO-HKG in September of 2004, I spoke with one of the pilots prior to boarding to request a cockpit visit. Unfortunately, he said that company policy prohibits cockpit visits, even while on the ground.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6508 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2904 times:
Quoting Modesto2 (Reply 10): When I flew CX SFO-HKG in September of 2004, I spoke with one of the pilots prior to boarding to request a cockpit visit. Unfortunately, he said that company policy prohibits cockpit visits, even while on the ground.
Actually, this is incorrect. Visitors are not allowed in the cockpit in flight. There is no restriction on the ground although we are normally very busy during preflight preparation, and desperate to leave after a flight!
NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6297 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
Yeah, probably depends on the pilots.. I was able to get into the cockpit before the flight and he told me to come back after the flight. If 9/11 didn't happen they would have allowed me to sit in the jumpseat for the landing but the new regulations gives them the power to shoot/kill anyone who trespasses in the cockpit (according to the 3rd officer). One great visit in the A340.. Such nice pilots.. I was probably there for 15 mins talking to them afterwards! I sat in the co-pilots seat (damn.. wish I had got the other side..) but that was great!
Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2815 times:
I will probably get flamed for this, being an aircraft lovers web site and all, but I would be rather nervous if, as a passenger, I knew that the pilot of my flight had let someone he just met onto the flight deck during flight. I wouldn't have a problem with someone the pilot knew being inside, but a stranger, no way. If I managed an airline I probably would have a long talk with a pilot that let a stranger on deck during flight.