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Anyone Ever Try This?

Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:12 pm

We know that here in the u.s. you can't get a jumpseat ride.....SO, what would happen if, before the flight, you asked to speak with the Captain and you say something like "I'd really love to take some flight deck photos in flight but I know we're not allowed up here.... if I give you my camera for the whole flight would you be able to take some photos like maybe some scenic photos out the window and maybe some showing the instruments etc?"

And you'd have a small camera, loaded with film of your choice, ready to go, and let them have it until you disembark at the end of the flight.

do you think they'd do it? You could even tell them you'd email them some photos for themselves or mail some prints to their address at the airline. I've seen quite a few photos on here taken by crews while inflight.
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RE: Anyone Ever Try This?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:02 am

The worst that can happen to you is to recive a "no" as response, so go ahead and try it. There are friendly pilots out there  Smile

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RE: Anyone Ever Try This?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:17 am

Knowing some pilots a "no" isn't the worst thing you can get.  Laugh out loud

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RE: Anyone Ever Try This?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:21 am

If you fly Thomas Cook with captain Guy Daems, you even don't have to give him a camera Big grin
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RE: Anyone Ever Try This?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:00 am

If word on these things starts going about, then there might be an increasing number of people eventually trying to pass their cameras on to the crew and the latter would get annoyed. So, from their point of view, it may be wise to refuse such requests.

Sorry, but you won't find out until you try. At least, there're some chances until there's a Rule in place to forbid such requests to be granted...
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RE: Anyone Ever Try This?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:13 am

Something could happen to your equipment, so they might decline your request so they are not liable if damage to your camera occured.
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RE: Anyone Ever Try This?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:17 pm

Dazed767 has a good point, if the pilot drops the camera then the camera owner would be all over the pilot! And that would be an end to that!

I have heard the in Euope its not to hard to get in in-flight, but US is no use.

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RE: Anyone Ever Try This?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:29 pm

Best thing to do is wait until after you land and ask to see the cockpit. I did this last week when I got to Detroit and the captain (who happened to be a woman) let me stand in the cockpit, sit in the F/0 seat and she explained EVERYTHING to me. I wish I remembered her name. But anyhoo, just wait until everyone else deplanes, and then ask if you can take a look. Most pilots are more than willing to let you.

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RE: Anyone Ever Try This?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 5:06 pm


If I were you , I would give it a shot, you have nothin to loose.

Although I have to say a lot of valid points / answers up there.

Btw....even in Europe no more jump seats.....a friend of mine works as an ATC controller and even she was not allowed to visit the flight deck enroute.......

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