Monday, March 31, 2008

Cole Sits Left Seat in a DC-9

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Who says you can't get into an airliner cockpit anymore? Returning from a recent vacation with the kids in a DC-9, we let everyone else off the plane first so we could take a little more time with the kids and our bags getting up the aisle to leave. When we got to the cockpit, the FO offered the kids a chance to see the cockpit up close. Pretty darned cool.

Cole got into the left seat. The FO offered Ella the right seat, but she was a little intimidated. I was on the verge of asking for the right seat myself, but thought better of it.

And the coolest part? Sitting there in the left seat, Cole looks the FO straight in the eye and says "Y'know, my dad's a pilot!"

Love that boy, I do . . .

3 comments:

PilotWill said...

Very very cool. My daughter tells her friends that I fly too. I think she is proud of me just like Cole is of his dad.

Perry Reed said...

Very nice! I remember getting to do that when I was a kid. The best was when I got to hang out in the cockpit of a B-52 that my dad flew. I figured my six-year-old son would never get the chance, but maybe there's hope.

Greg Summers said...

That is awesome! I know you were excited for Cole....and to have him say that you are a pilot is even better....cause we all want to tell everyone, but we try to hold back.