Indeed it is a rush when a pic passes the 1000 mark. You can't go wrong on a flight deck shot, always a big numbers getter!
Did I read your comments correctly ? The captain actually allowed everyone on board up in the flight deck ? How many people were on that flight ? Considering the era in which we live, I find this curious even if the plane was still on the ground. Regardless this was a certainly gracious gesture and nice P.R. move for UA on the part of the pilot
While most flight deck shots are of little interest to me, yours however is very cleverly done adding the pilot's hand and the CRT gives this shot a nice editorial element to the image, this would make a great stock image. Other memorable flight deck shooters are Jan Mogren, Ivan Rodriguez and Vasco Garcia who went well beyond the ordinary.
"Show me the Braniffs"