|Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):|
Quoting Shane (Thread starter):
I don't want to bother asking if I'm going to be looked at like an ignorant fool.
Why should you look like a fool? Just tell them that you are an aviation enthusiast and ask kindly if it is possible to sit on the cickpit jumpseat during the flight, that worked countless times for me.
A PPL or an ID of an aviation related company (airline, ATC, aircraft manufacturer, handling agent, etc.) is an additional help sometimes, show it when you have any of them.
Varig pilots use to be very kindly. As per Sabena's words, just say to the pilot that you just visited (or that you have plans) the Varig Training Center at GIG
and probably they will provide you with a jumpseat ride!
I asked about a jumpseat ride 4 years ago, and Varig staff allow me to enjoy the landing at GIG
)... was marvellous! go ahed, be happy and just let us with a nice trip report.
Nice trip to Rio and enjoy the city.