- Posted March 11, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Passengers in cockpits (RE: Flight 370 BREAKING NEWS)
I take one of my daughter's toys with me when I travel so we don't feel so far apart. I take photos and send them to her. On January 21, 2014 as I was boarding a flight from MSP to DEN, I thought, "I should get a photo of Pinky Pie (My Little Pony) flying the plane!", when I asked the flight attendant if I could give the pilot my phone and Pinky Pie so he could take a photo of the toy for me, he actually invited me in and offered to take a photo of the toy with me! I was completely surprised and wasn't sure what to do. I was pretty sure that didn't happen anymore. But, who was I to argue with the chance to do such an amazing thing for my daughter? I had some resistance as I still wasn't sure... it didn't feel right in some way... but I went with it. The pilot took my iPhone and invited me into the cabin and took this photo.
For validation and flight information, it was a Frontier Flight from MSP to DEN at 3:56pm, 1/21/2014, Flight 113. I share this not to punish or hurt anyone's job... but in reply to your news covereage suggesting that it is only women that could get into cockpits. Also, as an interest to future security. This photo was posted on my Facebook page and most people felt the same as I did originally... "Is this possible?", it was.