well, i always love to spend some time in the cockpit whenever i have the possibility and i certainly envy the pilots´ view from the cockpit when i´m sitting in the back...
but my father, who is a commercial pilot, he wouldn´t like flying longhaul aircraft. as a small kid, it was unbelievable that my father was confident with flying smaller aircraft (HS 748, Fokker 50, CRJ, and nowadays the ARJ...) and only shorter flights, but the more i think of it, i would prefer as well doing 3 to 4 take-offs and landings a day than to sit 12hours in the cockpit and just monitoring displays.
well, longhaul flights have certainly teir nice aspects, you get to see more of the world and it´s certainly much more fun to fly the bigger jets, and it pays better as well
, but i think when you´re doing this for quite some time, it really can get boring.
perhaps not for the likes of us who enjoy aviation, but there a pilots out there who are certainy less enthusiastic than any of us...
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.