PolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1300 times:
I am going to be flying NWA 742 in two weeks. Flight from MSP to AMS. I would like to visit cockpit, and, if its posible, stay there during touchdown to take some pics. is that going to be posible? I have naver tried to visit cockpit in any US airlines.
I also conitnue from AMS to WAW, but this is operated by KLM, and i already know that KLM allowes cockpit visits.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
You should be able to visit the flight deck while on the ground. I sat in one for almost 3 hours in a Delta MD-90 in Reno a few years ago. (The plane was broken for those hours, so that's why I was able to sit there for so long.) Like OPNLguy said though, you probably won't be able to visit the flightdeck while in flight. Maybe you'll get lucky though. Good luck and have a nice trip!
BLACK BOX From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1240 times:
Some US pilots don't want the rule changed as it might interfere with the free taxi service enjoyed by fellow pilots. All you gotta do is show up at the gate, see the driver and chances are pretty good you can bum a ride.
CV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1223 times:
The FAA regs apply to us even over seas. If you are on a US registered airline it does not matter where you are, most follow the Company Op Specs. These are drawn up under the FARS, which do not allow passengers into the cockpit in flight. Sorry, but there is no way around this rule. I doubt they can ssneak you in, if they were caught they would almost certainly be fired and fined by the FAA, along with the airline.