B737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
If you're including bizjets, I did. I flew jumpseat on a very early Gulfstream 2 (S/N 2) from BUR to VNY which is a distance of about 10 miles. We never even exceeded 2,500AGL and were airborne for only about 7 minutes which included a newly hired flying copilot. What was also excellent about the experience was the fact that my brother, my friend and his mom were also on board. The takeoff was with a light load but the pilot glued us to our seats with a FULL POWER departure! What a blast.
Gyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1928 times:
I was very fortunate a couple of years ago and flew stand-by on a Lufthansa 747-400 from Mexico to Frankfurt. The plane was packed so I got the cockpit jumpseat. It was the best experience I've ever had and the captain even gave me the sectional charts afterwards.
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2514 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
It happend on a brand new B757-200 (XA-KWK) GD.
My mother told the cabin crew that one of my biggest dreams was to be a pilot, so two minutes later the pilot went to my seat and invited me to join him for the entire flight.
It was a 3,1/2 hour flight from TIJ (Tijuana) to MEX (Mexico City).
I will never forget that flight and thanks to Captain Carrada.