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Kids First Flight

Explorer C


Our kids 6 and 7 will be flying for the first time. They are excited but as the date is approaching have become a little nervous.  I understand that with Covid many things have changed, but I was wondering if there was a way they could meet the pilot and see the cockpit? If so is there anything I as a parent have to do to make that happen? Any and all recommendations are welcomed. Thanks 


Re: Kids First Flight

Aviator C

I'm unsure of an official request, but if you go up to them after they land, or during a stopover, I'm sure they'll be fine. They let me in once too! I'll note it was pre-Covid, so not sure if that'll change things, but give it a shot!

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Re: Kids First Flight

Aviator A

When you get to the airport, be sure to let the gate agent know of your request. Upon boarding there will be a flight attendant at the front of the plane - right by the door to the cockpit. Make sure that person knows, too.


I'm pretty sure they'll make some kind of arrangement.


I did that as  9 year old -- a very long time ago. It was fun.