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Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 2:26 pm

Now that those prized rides in the jumpseat will now become history,. I think that we should thank those pilots whom opened up their cockpit door to those of us who are pilots and enthusiasts. They are now a thing of the past. I was wondering if anyone could share about any jumpseat experience that they may have had. Airline, Aircraft and route

Air Canada 767-300 YVR-YYZ Takeoff and Landing AUG2001
Air Canada 767-200 YYZ-YEG Takeoff Cruise and Landing AUG2001
(Great Flight, Hilarious Crew)
Air Canada 767-300 YYC-LHR Takeoff AUG2001
Lufthansa EMB 145 BHX- DUS Landing AUG2001
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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 2:28 pm

Please Note:

All crews of the Air Canada flights were ex-Canadi>n crews. Canadi>n was always the best.

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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 4:48 pm

AC rocks!

AC672 SFO-YUL A319 Cruise/Landing August 1998
AC591 YQB-YYZ DC-9 Cruise/Landing August 1998

A special thanks to Air Canada's crews for making my first and unfortunately, (most likely) last jumpseat experiences.
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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 9:20 pm


I have a few too, specially during the late 80's and early 90's you could go often to cockpits:

LIS/GVA/ZRH - DC-9-81 SR - Cruise
ZRH/LIS - A310-200 SR - Cruise
LIS/PDL - 727-100 TP - Cruise
PDL/LIS - 737-200 TP - Cruise
LIN/LIS - MD83 AZ - Cruise

All excelent people, all excelent crews willing to talk, chat and satisfy your curiosity!!!
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!

RE: Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 9:49 pm

I've gotten a number of both landings and takeoffs, and visits....

June '99 PER-SIN B777-212IGW 9V-SQB Visit
June '99 PER-SIN A340-313 9V-SJB Visit
July '00 SIN-PER B777-212IGW 9V-SQH Visit
Jan '00 SIN-PER B777-212IGW 9V-SQC Landing
Oct '00 PER-SYD B767-336ER VH-ZXA Landing
Nov '00 SYD-ADL B737-400 VH-TJZ Visit
Nov '00 ADL-MEL B737-300 VH-TAI Takeoff till Landing
Nov '00 SYD-PER B747-48E VH-OEB Takeoff
Feb '01 PER-SIN B777-212IGW 9V-SQC Landing
June '01 LKG-SIN A320-200 9V-SLA Landing
Aug '01 SIN-CGK B747-412 9V-SMT Visit
Sep '01 CGK-SIN B777-312 9V-SYB Visit

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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 10:50 pm

Yes. Although they can reject our request. But they let me to visit the cockpit.

KA890 28/JUNE/01 HKG/SHA B-HYE A330-300 crusing and landing
KA891 30/JUNE/01 SHA/HKG B-HYF A330-300 crusing and landing(in strom).
AE267 6/AUG/01 TSA/KHH B-12291 Fokker 100 visit on ground.
KA435 7/AUG/01 KHH/HKG B-HYD A330-300 crusing and landing.

Many thanks to above pilots.

I hope we can visit the cockpit and take the jumpseat later.

RE: Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 11:15 pm

HI I've had on most of my flights visit to the cokpit during cruise so I don't recall those exactly anymore but here are my best ones.

LH A321-100 landing at LIS
LH A310-300 landing at FRA
LH A321-100 take-off at FRA and landing at STR
AF B777-200 landing at EZE
AF A320-100 landing at STR

Thos were really great. I love it when the computer shouts out 500-300-200-100-50-30-20-10

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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 11:28 pm

As a former Flight Attendant who flew for 5 years
(with tarnished wings, I am proud to add!) I have to admit I never got tired of the thrill of Jumpseat take-offs. They were the ultimate. LOL....I loved sitting in the jumpseat, facing the passengers, and as we took off and climbed, I literally looked DOWN on them! It was cool. aaaah, memories.
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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 11:34 pm

Only one:

LOT Polish Airlines 767 ORD-WAW Landing 29th AUG 2001
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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Tue Nov 06, 2001 11:43 pm

1. SN Avro RJ-85 OO-DJV - BRU-FRA: whole flight
2. SN Boeing 737-329 OO-SDX - FRA-BRU: whole flight

More info and many pictures:


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RE: My Best One

Wed Nov 07, 2001 12:04 am

my best one
ELAL 747-400
LAX-TLV nonstop for almost whole flight!!!!!!!!! was great
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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Wed Nov 07, 2001 12:29 am


Wooow. How long did it last? 12 hours or so? Didn't your back hurt?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Wed Nov 07, 2001 1:08 am

I remember on my YYZ-YEG flight with Air Canada I sat up front for the entire flight from boarding till deplaning. and when the captain had three pax visiting the cockpit they told the visiters to address all their questions to me because I had pretty much everything figured out.

Air Canada/ Canadi>n Rocks

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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Wed Nov 07, 2001 4:07 am

My jumpseat rides are as follows, not a long list but they provided good memories for me, all of them are special in a different way.

May 18, 2000
Royal Airlines 740
Airbus A310-300 C-GRYD
Captain Boris Stec
takeoff and landing

We got struck by lightning on approach to LGW, right on the nose, so no pax knew but I was lucky enough to have a great captain who let me videotape the ride and I got the lightning strike on video.

May 21, 2001
Air Canada 137
Airbus A330-300 C-GFAJ
Captain George Bobro
whole flight

Was a cool experience to sit in the flightdeck for a whole flight, this was the only ride that wasn't arranged for me by someone else, I simply asked the captain if I could. There is a trip report about it in that section of the forums.

June 26, 2001
Virgin 48
Boeing 747-200 G-VSSS
Captain Stevens
takeoff and landing

BIG thanks to my buddy Marc for this one, I was found by a flight attendant and taken up to the flightdeck for takeoff. I wasn't sure at all that I was going to get this ride but right before the push, they brought me up. Got great glimpses of the evening sunset over southern Ontario. The landing was unspectacular but for the fact that I was riding my favourite airline, this ride would be my favourite. On the return I couldn't get it but the lead f/a came up to me, said sorry that I couldn't get it and gave me free champagne!! Thanks a lot Marc!!

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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Wed Nov 07, 2001 4:27 am

Cathay Pacific flight 504
Hong Kong Kai Tak-Tokyo Narita
Boeing 747-400 B-HOX
Take off/Landing

Cathay Pacific flight 505
Tokyo Narita-Hong Kong Kai Tak
Boeing 747-400 B-HOP

Air New Zealand
Boeing 737

Air New Zealand
Boeing 737
Take off/Landing

Air New Zealand flight 90
Boeing 747-400 ZK-NBT
Take off/Landing

I feel very blessed to have had a few jumpseat rides in the past. Especially at Kai Tak Airport!!!
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RE: Jumpseat Memories

Wed Nov 07, 2001 4:49 pm

I have few last year
F100 air liberte landing at gva twice
a320 af landing at gva
a320 MEA landing at gva
a310 mea cruise and landing at cdg
a310 air france cruise and landing at bey
a310 mea cruise and landing at bey on the new runway (after the 11th spetember)
and i think thats all

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