I was coming home the other day via Delta Airlines from New Orleans and as is the case during the spring, there was a line of thunder storms forcing us to delay our take off.  The pilot pulled us out onto the side of the runway and shut the engines off.  He shared with us what was going on and said that we would be sitting here for about 30 minutes.  But he added, if anyone wants to come up front and take some pictures to come on up.

Well, I just happened to have my handy D3 with me and pulled it out and went up front.  These two pilots were great;  They let me sit in the captain’s chair and shoot away.  I knew I only had a few minutes, but I took full advantage of it until the Captain told me that I needed to let him sit down.  I doubt I will ever get that chance again; but those 4 minutes were fantastic! I don’t know their names, but I am guessing one of them flew for the Navy!

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5 Responses to “In the Drivers Seat with Delta Airlines”

  1. rian says:

    hey! that’s a pretty cool opportunity to shoot the cockpit.. :) nicely done..

  2. Nattawut says:

    Awesome! Reminds me of the days when I was lucky enough to fly in business planes…as part of my job! Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Paul O says:

    Where’s the key? Cockpits are fascinating places Chris. I know so little about them but appreciate the guys (and gals) who occupy them… especially if they have a USN pedigree. Nice :) )

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  5. Lou says:

    Most excellent!!