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Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?  
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

I know that before Sept. 11, a lot of non-american airlines would allow cockpit visits. For instance, Lufthansa used to. I was always denied a flightdeck visit with them for some reason, I probably asked at the wrong times. Anyway, is it time to say goodbye to cockpit visits everywhere forever?

-FSPilot747

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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

Yeap, you will have to become a pilot to enjoy the site upfront now!
Iain


User currently offlineContact_Tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

SAS, Braathens and Wideroe has guranteed cockpit trips for ATC personell in the future allso, so I'm happy!!!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

No. The dust will settle, literally. Condor allows them all the time.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Think of how easy it would be to gain control when the pilots are in their seats, facing away and busy flying the airplane!! During cruise you might be able to go up, but no more jumpseating!
Iain


User currently offlineSAAB340 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 320 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

United is still nice about letting me stop up there on preflight but not anymore during flight!

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

If any airline allows cockpit visits, it will probably be only with a armed sky marshal "escort" watching your every move!

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

If they are that strict about it, it would be so much easier to say no! Also marshals are probably going to be in plain clothes, but I know how you can figure out who they are. But I am not saying a word!
Iain


User currently offlineJonPaulGeoRngo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Jumpseating for non-flying airline personnel (save for the president of the airline) will be a thing of the past.

Pilots will most likely always accord their peers from other carriers the opportunity to ride in an available jumpseat, per company regs.

Fellow airline pilots probably don't bother pilots flying and act as a security enhancement...if you ask me.

Regards...


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2840 times:

Three weeks ago, I flew on all Delta's 4 flights with no problem to see the cockpit 757,767-400 twice and 727. I asked F/A and pilots very polite and friendly welcome me to into the cockpit for a few minutes. It was great Delta! Go for it.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Big777jet




User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

You must have visited the Delta cockpits AFTER the flight then. It's different from in-flight visits which are much more interesting.

User currently offlineSkihigh2002 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

You can't visit them in flight in America.

Chris


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

I visited cockpit before take off. No problem. After flight usually pilots left the cockpit.

Big777jet



User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Do you think it will settle? I've never had the opportunity to visit the flight deck inflight, I've never needed to, I ALWAYS visit the flight deck BEFORE and AFTER the flight. So, hopefully, in the U.S., they will allow me to continue doing this, I hope. I had a very interesting experience talking to the DL 727 pilots I met on my last flight. I hope I can do that again.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineYikes! From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

You'll all be welcome before and after on any of my flights but alas, not in between.

User currently offline242 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

Jumpseating for non-flying airline personnel (save for the president of the airline) will be a thing of the past.

Just yesterday a co-worker of mine (a mech) got the flight deck jumpseat. He reasoned with the captain that if the cockpit were to be stormed, the attackers would have to deal with him first. The captain agreed and said "have a seat!"  Big grin




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