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User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

During a sports charter flight do the pilots close and lock the cockpit door like a revenue flight or do they leave it open and have fun as if it were a big win like say the super bowl?

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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3462 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

I'm pretty sure FAA regulations require the door to be closed and locked if available (ie. B1900 is exempt). Even bizjets


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Yes, locked as normal.

If not: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e.../coventry_warwickshire/7034412.stm


User currently offlineAtpcliff From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Hi!

I was flying for USA Jet, which is -121, and does sports charter. All -121 HAVE to have a secure cockpit door, regardless of charter or scheduled. We only have the door open with no PAX on board.

cliff
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User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Damn that must suck when there is a big party going on in the back and one pilot cant go threw and have fun with them too but only for a few secs. I know guess both pilots have to stay in the cockpit but at least be able to have the door open and take a good peak at everything going on.

User currently offlineAcabgd From Serbia, joined Jul 2005, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

It seems things with sports charters in Europe are way more relaxed. I fly these regularily and the atmosphere is usually totally relaxed.

It is also the best way to hitch a ride in the cockpit, unless one of the star players decides he loves aviation on that day and manages to get to the cockpit first.

Then you have all the camera guys, as shots from the cockpit always make a nice addition to the "trip report" on their TV station. Usually there are also photojournalists (or whatever you call them in the US) that want to catch a frame of a famous player in the cockpit with the pilots. Also makes for a nice spread in the magazine.










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