Jumpseating

mturnbeaugh

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I dont think so, one of my professors said thats just for pilots and employees of the airlines themselves. after 9/11 a lot of the privileges were revoked.
 

Genot

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Yes we can on airlines with us in CASS. Plenty of people here have done it, including myself. The process was restored around 2011-2012.

It more restrictive than it was.
 

ajmezz

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Look for the thread titled "FDT" and you should find some answers to potential questions in there.
 

NovemberEcho

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All these people saying you can't don't know what they are talking about. The program is called Flight Deck Training. Like someone said earlier, it's more restrictive than pre-9/11 (you can't just show up and say hey i'm a controller can i sit up front?) but it's not all that hard to sign up for it. Worst part about it though is you can't have facial hair, and I refuse to shave my beard.
 

AstridAstros

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All these people saying you can't don't know what they are talking about. The program is called Flight Deck Training. Like someone said earlier, it's more restrictive than pre-9/11 (you can't just show up and say hey i'm a controller can i sit up front?) but it's not all that hard to sign up for it. Worst part about it though is you can't have facial hair, and I refuse to shave my beard.
From what I understand, this is very restrictive and has to be considered training - not just using it to travel whenever you'd like. And not very reliable as the captain can always say no.
 

NovemberEcho

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From what I understand, this is very restrictive and has to be considered training - not just using it to travel whenever you'd like. And not very reliable as the captain can always say no.

The old way was considered training as well. The restrictions aren't major, they just made it so you can't get a free weeks vacation from doing it because people were abusing the old way.
 

Homsar

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Here's a question: If we FDT, are we only in CASS for that FDT, or could we sit in the jump seat on a non-FDT flight?
 

Purplelobj

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Here's a question: If we FDT, are we only in CASS for that FDT, or could we sit in the jump seat on a non-FDT flight?
Per the rules, you are only to sit in the jumpseat when you have been approved for flight deck training.