Posts Tagged ‘jumpseat’

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Cockpit Jumpseating: The Best Seat in the House

Posted August 20, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Working in aviation brings me some of the greatest experiences of my life. Few of them come close to being able to ride up front in airliners in the cockpit jumpseat.

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Imagine if your commute to work had this view!

Around the World in 80 Jumpseats

Posted April 17, 2014 by Eric Auxier

While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilot making it to work on time and being stuck in an airport thousands of miles away.

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: May 6th

Posted May 6, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

The Hindenburg Disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey ends the era of the airship. Several firsts, such as PSA’s inaugural flight, United’s flights between NY and San Francisco, first flight of the P-47 Thunderbolt, and TWA’s delivery of the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, and more…

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