ILS 09 From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 34 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
Now that those prized rides in the jumpseat will now become history,. I think that we should thank those pilots whom opened up their cockpit door to those of us who are pilots and enthusiasts. They are now a thing of the past. I was wondering if anyone could share about any jumpseat experience that they may have had. Airline, Aircraft and route
Air Canada 767-300 YVR-YYZ Takeoff and Landing AUG2001
Air Canada 767-200 YYZ-YEG Takeoff Cruise and Landing AUG2001
(Great Flight, Hilarious Crew)
Air Canada 767-300 YYC-LHR Takeoff AUG2001
Lufthansa EMB 145 BHX- DUS Landing AUG2001
Johnnie From Portugal, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
As a former Flight Attendant who flew for 5 years
(with tarnished wings, I am proud to add!) I have to admit I never got tired of the thrill of Jumpseat take-offs. They were the ultimate. LOL....I loved sitting in the jumpseat, facing the passengers, and as we took off and climbed, I literally looked DOWN on them! It was cool. aaaah, memories.
ILS 09 From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
I remember on my YYZ-YEG flight with Air Canada I sat up front for the entire flight from boarding till deplaning. and when the captain had three pax visiting the cockpit they told the visiters to address all their questions to me because I had pretty much everything figured out.
C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 1869 times:
My jumpseat rides are as follows, not a long list but they provided good memories for me, all of them are special in a different way.
May 18, 2000
Royal Airlines 740
Airbus A310-300 C-GRYD
Captain Boris Stec
takeoff and landing
We got struck by lightning on approach to LGW, right on the nose, so no pax knew but I was lucky enough to have a great captain who let me videotape the ride and I got the lightning strike on video.
May 21, 2001
Air Canada 137
Airbus A330-300 C-GFAJ
Captain George Bobro
Was a cool experience to sit in the flightdeck for a whole flight, this was the only ride that wasn't arranged for me by someone else, I simply asked the captain if I could. There is a trip report about it in that section of the forums.
June 26, 2001
Boeing 747-200 G-VSSS
takeoff and landing
BIG thanks to my buddy Marc for this one, I was found by a flight attendant and taken up to the flightdeck for takeoff. I wasn't sure at all that I was going to get this ride but right before the push, they brought me up. Got great glimpses of the evening sunset over southern Ontario. The landing was unspectacular but for the fact that I was riding my favourite airline, this ride would be my favourite. On the return I couldn't get it but the lead f/a came up to me, said sorry that I couldn't get it and gave me free champagne!! Thanks a lot Marc!!
Salim From Lebanon, joined Jun 2001, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1844 times:
I have few last year
F100 air liberte landing at gva twice
a320 af landing at gva
a320 MEA landing at gva
a310 mea cruise and landing at cdg
a310 air france cruise and landing at bey
a310 mea cruise and landing at bey on the new runway (after the 11th spetember)
and i think thats all