fspilot747
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Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 1:51 am

I know that before Sept. 11, a lot of non-american airlines would allow cockpit visits. For instance, Lufthansa used to. I was always denied a flightdeck visit with them for some reason, I probably asked at the wrong times. Anyway, is it time to say goodbye to cockpit visits everywhere forever?

-FSPilot747
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:09 am

Yeap, you will have to become a pilot to enjoy the site upfront now!
Iain
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:14 am

SAS, Braathens and Wideroe has guranteed cockpit trips for ATC personell in the future allso, so I'm happy!!!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:19 am

No. The dust will settle, literally. Condor allows them all the time.

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:30 am

Think of how easy it would be to gain control when the pilots are in their seats, facing away and busy flying the airplane!! During cruise you might be able to go up, but no more jumpseating!
Iain
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:43 am

United is still nice about letting me stop up there on preflight but not anymore during flight!
 
ryu2
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 4:47 am

If any airline allows cockpit visits, it will probably be only with a armed sky marshal "escort" watching your every move!
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:16 am

If they are that strict about it, it would be so much easier to say no! Also marshals are probably going to be in plain clothes, but I know how you can figure out who they are. But I am not saying a word!
Iain
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:35 am

Jumpseating for non-flying airline personnel (save for the president of the airline) will be a thing of the past.

Pilots will most likely always accord their peers from other carriers the opportunity to ride in an available jumpseat, per company regs.

Fellow airline pilots probably don't bother pilots flying and act as a security enhancement...if you ask me.

Regards...
 
Big777jet
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 8:37 am

Three weeks ago, I flew on all Delta's 4 flights with no problem to see the cockpit 757,767-400 twice and 727. I asked F/A and pilots very polite and friendly welcome me to into the cockpit for a few minutes. It was great Delta! Go for it.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Big777jet


 
ryu2
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 8:51 am

You must have visited the Delta cockpits AFTER the flight then. It's different from in-flight visits which are much more interesting.
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 9:02 am

You can't visit them in flight in America.

Chris
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 9:28 am

I visited cockpit before take off. No problem. After flight usually pilots left the cockpit.

Big777jet

 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 9:33 am

Do you think it will settle? I've never had the opportunity to visit the flight deck inflight, I've never needed to, I ALWAYS visit the flight deck BEFORE and AFTER the flight. So, hopefully, in the U.S., they will allow me to continue doing this, I hope. I had a very interesting experience talking to the DL 727 pilots I met on my last flight. I hope I can do that again.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 1:42 pm

You'll all be welcome before and after on any of my flights but alas, not in between.
 
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RE: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Cockpit Visits?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 1:50 pm

Jumpseating for non-flying airline personnel (save for the president of the airline) will be a thing of the past.

Just yesterday a co-worker of mine (a mech) got the flight deck jumpseat. He reasoned with the captain that if the cockpit were to be stormed, the attackers would have to deal with him first. The captain agreed and said "have a seat!"  Big grin


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