VS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 20 hours ago) and read 1705 times:
Which transatlantic airlines are most likely to allow a cockpit visit?
Im flying to the US in a few weeks with Virgin and want to know how to go about arranging a visit. Do I ask when I board/during the flight? or contact their customer services beforehand!?!
VS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 1590 times:
If an a/c had to land on water, is there a specific way of landing? If say a 744 had to land, then im sure 4 engines would cause a lot of drag, and therefore a lot of damage, whereas an MD80 hasnt got any engines under the wings, so it would probably land smoothly compared to the 744. Does the a/c sink or float?
Oh, and has there been any incidents where large a/c have had to land on water? have the passengers survived?
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
On the question about flight deck visits: I suggest you wait until after takeoff, and well into the flight (following the first meal service). Hunt down the senior F/A or Purser, and ask nicely (provide a business card if you have one).
This approach has worked for me on recent flights on Lufthansa and BA. On the latter, the 777 captain and first officer were very friendly, and answered all of my questions. Also, get in and get out. Don't plan on more than 10 minutes or so while in flight. Good luck!
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Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 1568 times:
>>Why is it more difficult to get a visit on a 744 than a 767?<<
The 747 generally have older crews who would rather only crew members up there for critical stages of flight, but generally they will let you come up during cruise to ask some question, have a look, ect.
The 767 crews are generally younger and can relate more too your enthusiasm (as it was them not that long ago), and aslong as you seem nice, and will be quite when it gets busy do not mind your company.
But at the end of the day it depends on that specific crew, what I stated up there is a generalisation I have noticed.