Dear King Air,
I can assure you I am an Airline Pilot on long haul (12000 flight hours and A340/330 qualification). As RC pilot said I have , between my duties, rest times at home or abroad. By the way I suffer ,as any long haul pilots, also from jet lag, so you can see my posts at any moment.
And to answer your question, I feel, like most of the real pilots, that the cockpit is a private area, where we should be left in peace . There are enough systems in the airplanes to check what we have done and said at a certain moment of the flight ( data recorders and cockpit voice recorder). More over, with Acars system every seconds of our flight can be analyse, live, by our company .
We should be able to eat our meals, read a newspaper during the cruise,have some rest (one at the time of course) or just talk together without a camera pointed to us. And yes we have time during cruise to read a newspaper !!!! That does not jeoparadize the safety of the flight.
To try to represent you what it can be to stay in a cockpit for about 9 to 10 hours, just sit on a chair in front of your TV screen, with a "blank" screen and put you radio on FM band between two stations ( with the "white noise"- for those how knows what i mean...) and stay ther for let's say 4 hours. Then report us what you felt.
Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (12 years already , what a shame !! )