My son and I were at BJC
last evening having an early dinner and noticed 502LX, 503LX, and 504LX on the ramp. http://www.airliners.net/uf/536919664/phpQNWlrW.jpg
Around 1800 hrs, 501LX landed and taxied past us and parked on the ramp. http://www.airliners.net/uf/536919664/1185418918dKE6IW.jpg
My son walked out on the ramp and asked the pilot is he could snap some pictures of the cockpit and interior and the pilot let him in. Notice all the bugs on the windscreen. http://www.airliners.net/uf/536919664/phpRrpRrS.jpg
He also snapped this shot of the interior. http://www.airliners.net/uf/536919664/phpO9tRiS.jpg
The pilot told him that they have been busy flying the Q400's around the midwest and Rocky Mountain region lately and that they anticipate receiving final certification in mid-November. They had been to Montana and Cheyenne, Wyoming yesterday practing touch-and-go's and ILS approaches.
From a father's perspective, the pilot made a great impression on a 13-year old boy. I can't thank him enough for taking the time out of the end of his day to show my son the cockpit and interior. My son was very impressed by the seat pitch as compared to OO
that he has recently flown. And he was really psyched about the all glass cockpit.
So to the pilot of 501LX, thanks for making my son's day.
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[Edited 2007-10-24 08:28:21]
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