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Flight Deck Visits

Thu Aug 23, 2001 9:43 pm

Which transatlantic airlines are most likely to allow a cockpit visit?
Im flying to the US in a few weeks with Virgin and want to know how to go about arranging a visit. Do I ask when I board/during the flight? or contact their customer services beforehand!?!
 
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RE: Flight Deck Visits

Thu Aug 23, 2001 10:26 pm

It is more to do with fleet. The 744 are pretty hard to get up front on, but 777, 767 and others generally are much easier.
Iain
 
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RE: Flight Deck Visits

Thu Aug 23, 2001 10:39 pm

Lufthansa Has never turned me down on a cockpit visit yet.
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RE: Flight Deck Visits

Thu Aug 23, 2001 10:40 pm

But If you go up there after the flight it is better that way you can sit in the captains seat and pull the yoke and press buttons!!!  Smile
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RE: Flight Deck Visits

Tue Aug 28, 2001 11:52 pm

Why is it more difficult to get a visit on a 744 than a 767?
 
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RE: Flight Deck Visits

Wed Aug 29, 2001 12:16 am

Why is it more difficult to get a visit on a 744 than a 767?
 
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Emergency Landings On Water

Wed Aug 29, 2001 12:19 am

If an a/c had to land on water, is there a specific way of landing? If say a 744 had to land, then im sure 4 engines would cause a lot of drag, and therefore a lot of damage, whereas an MD80 hasnt got any engines under the wings, so it would probably land smoothly compared to the 744. Does the a/c sink or float?

Oh, and has there been any incidents where large a/c have had to land on water? have the passengers survived?
 
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RE: Flight Deck Visits

Wed Aug 29, 2001 12:39 am

On the question about flight deck visits: I suggest you wait until after takeoff, and well into the flight (following the first meal service). Hunt down the senior F/A or Purser, and ask nicely (provide a business card if you have one).

This approach has worked for me on recent flights on Lufthansa and BA. On the latter, the 777 captain and first officer were very friendly, and answered all of my questions. Also, get in and get out. Don't plan on more than 10 minutes or so while in flight. Good luck!
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RE: Flight Deck Visits

Wed Aug 29, 2001 1:49 am


Lufthansa is always worth a try.
I don't see the point why it should be any harder to get in the 744 cockpit than any other.
I've been on the 744 cockpit and no probs at all as far as I remember.

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RE: Flight Deck Visits

Wed Aug 29, 2001 1:52 am

I sat jump seat for the ENTIRE flight on a KLM 744. IAH-AMS.
 
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RE: Flight Deck Visits

Wed Aug 29, 2001 2:27 am

>>Why is it more difficult to get a visit on a 744 than a 767?<<

The 747 generally have older crews who would rather only crew members up there for critical stages of flight, but generally they will let you come up during cruise to ask some question, have a look, ect.
The 767 crews are generally younger and can relate more too your enthusiasm (as it was them not that long ago), and aslong as you seem nice, and will be quite when it gets busy do not mind your company.
But at the end of the day it depends on that specific crew, what I stated up there is a generalisation I have noticed.
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