I took my camera along on one of our flights the other day and quickly found myself frustrated trying to get a good shot of the cockpit. For one, it's a Lear 35 so the cockpit is tiny, but more so I was having an extremely hard time working with the exposure. The sun angle was constantly changing and thus so were the shadows. If I had the panel nicely lit up, the outside view was overexposed to an extreme. One would think we were in a whiteout. Any shots that allowed me to see the outside view, the inside was completely underexposed with no discernible detail. I even tried using the flash, but to no avail.
Looking through the database here I found some shots that showed the cockpit nicely, but the outside view was just whiteout from over exposure. I'm guessing that's allowable?
Am I just shooting in impossible conditions or does anyone have some good techniques for shooting cockpit shots in flight?