Air Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1498 times:
When I visited the cockpit during the flight from Maasticht to London Gatwick (we were just crossing the Channel, in the Virgin Atlantic Vickers Viscount, the "Maastricht Maiden") I saw the both pilots smoking. I was astonished watching the cockpit blue of smoke and I remembered that I made a prompt remark: it's cloudy here....
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8359 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
Salim, you're in Beirut right? Well I stayed with a friend in Chemlan (in the Chouf) who was an MEA 707 flight engineer til about 84 and he said they all used to smoke cigars, and the smoke in the cockpit used to get so thick they'd have to perform the emergency 'smoke in the cockpit' checklist to clear it - opening outlet valves and raising (or lowering...can't remember) the cabin pressurisation! He thought it was hilarious.
Happy new year to all btw.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1338 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
When I engineered on the L1011 I had a Captain get up in cruise and sit on the aft jumpseat right in back of me. I was facing the panel and after a few minutes I turned to see what he was doing and of course he was smoking. I had never seen anybody smoke in the cockpit at DAL as it was against FAA/company policy. But I was amazed at how he had lit up 18 inches away from me without me smelling a thing. He had opened up the hatch to the E&E compartment directly below the cockpit. There was such a huge flow of air from the cockpit to the E&E compartment that he could have smoked a whole pack and I never would have known. He was a Great Guy, but get this... when I flew with him he was just getting back from his extended sick leave for throat cancer!
George if you are out there reading this, I really enjoyed flying on the Tritanic with you. You were among the best.
Theiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1273 times:
The pilot of the Comair CRJ that I was on a few weeks ago at CVG was smoking while we were loading. I think that he was a throw-back, as it appeared that he was getting close to Mandatory Retirement age.
Konstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
If the Captain wants to smoke in the cockpit then he will do so. I think it's up to the Captain. However, I wouldn't smoke as a first officer if my Captain didn't.
I also know some Captain/Captains out there that smoke in the cockpit like chimneys.
GRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1192 times:
I was once in a LH jumpseat when I realized the capatain smoking..but he was kind a bending forward and I wouldnt see it at first..then I said that it smells like smoke in here and I got kind a scared...just then I realized what was on fire !
Does anybody know what the law/regulation is on this ?
IAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1181 times:
I was in the jumpseat of a brand spanking new CAL 737 in 1999 from DCA to CLE with two older pilots who asked before pushback if I minded if they smoke. I said no as I knew I had no choice anyway. They fired up on the taxiway and smoked very quickly then finished with a quick spray of something very strong under the dash. The first officer turned around and said "this is why we learn the systems on this thing. The smoke smell will first be smelled around row 7 through the recirculation fan #1" They burned 3 a piece on the 1 hour 15 minute flight. They even said that CLE 737 and DC-9 pilots had certain "smoking lines" that the pilots knew about where smokers would bid to fly together. I don't know if it still goes on as the DC9's are gone and CLE is a lot smaller 737 base. I did pass a MD-80 on the ramp in IAH a month ago and the captain was taxiing with the window open. I thought it was for the nice 56 degree day but then he threw a cigerette but in our direction and I knew he wasn't just enjoying the weather.
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
Is it rude or somehow wrong to speak up if your Captain smokes and you don't?
I, for one, can't stand cigarette smoke. Whenever someone smokes I physically can't breathe. It feels as if the air has suddenly become very heavy and I'm having an asmathetic attack. It should be noted that I'm not normally asmathetic.
I also value my health and try, when I can, to get out for a good run.
- Neil Harrison
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: I've jump seated with Ryanair recently, and the F/O was smoking on the flight deck. The cabin crew came in and said she thought someone was smoking in
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