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Visit In Cockpit In US Carrier?  
User currently offlinePolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1923 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.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Due to FAA regs (applicable to any US-registered airline), you won't be able to visit NWA's flight deck while inflight.

Good luck with KLM...and enjoy the view...  Big grin

User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1877 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!

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Even some crews I have talked to say they wouldn't mind having an enthusiast in the flight deck during the flight. They say the FAA is way too overprotective. DOWN WITH THE FAA RULE!!!


User currently offlineBLACK BOX From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1863 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.

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

I hope to be let in on My UAL 744 flight in 15 days but I was told by a UAL 744 capt that he would be fired for letting someone in the cockpit durning the flight. That doesnt mean that I wont ask  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Do FAA rules apply to US carriers when out of US airspace? If not, you may get to visit the frontoffice for part of the flight...

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1846 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.

User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1060 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

How about requesting one of the crew use your camera to take picture....' as you know you are not allowed there. etc etc'

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