Tbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 20 Posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
What's the story with cockpit visits since 9/11? Are they letting passenges visit the cockpit or not? Also I've noticed alot of pictures from the flightdeck during flight. Are the pilots taking these pictures or are passenges allowed in cockpits of certain international airlines during flight?
CV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
For US carriers it has been banned for a long time, and now with the attack on 9/11 I doubt you'll ever see inflight visits allowed. Limited visits while at the gate are allowed by just about every carrier out there. As for international carriers, I think a number of them have also begun to ban the in flight cockpit visit.
As for pictures, I always carry a camera with me on all my flights. Never know what will come along, although I have never posted one here. Take care.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
It was no problem on most European and Asian airlines, I spent quite a few hours in cockpits of several carriers, including LH on short and longhaul services, friends and collegues of mine reporting the same (Best carriers in my experience: BA in general, LH, if you don't mind to pester the crews a little bit, they rarely said no, Thai, very friendly and cooperative, they consider your interest as a compliment). I did make pics (but never posted any), no problem as well. Since sept. 11th, well, you can just about forget it, at least in Europe, don't know about Asia, but I guess not that different. Just give it some time, people tend to forget!
Ramper@IAH From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 978 times:
A lot of pilots bring cameras with them on flights, and I know there are a lot of airline pilots that visit this website. My assumption is that the majority of flight deck photos are submitted by cockpit crewmembers. The configuration of some aircraft prohibit flight deck visits such as the ATR, where a passenger would be required to walk through the cargo compartment to gain access to the flight deck. Rules require checked bags to be isolated from passengers at all times since they have not been screened.
Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 969 times:
I flew 2 times after 9/11 and I was allowed into the cockpit for a chat with the pilots but only after the plane has parked. Maybe you could try to write a note to the pilot when in-flight to say you love planes and request to visit after flight? In-flight is almost impossible now I guess.
747forever From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 929 times:
It's always worth a try, i for one always ask a stewerd/ess, but after september 11, i doubt it'll ever be ok to visit the flight deck in flight again. There is an answer to this though, save up £50,000 and become an airline pilot, problem solved!!