Your Chance to Ride in the Cockpit of an Airbus A320 Airplane During Takeoff or Landing

Airbus A321 cockpit

Imagine actually looking forward out of the window of an airplane used for commercial flights and actually seeing what is ahead instead of looking out of the side like most people do. Imagine witnessing the ground either fading away during takeoff or coming closer during landing. Imagine hearing the communications in which the pilots are engaged with air traffic control personnel as the wheels “grease” the runway upon landing.

Well, you may not have to solely imagine any of those scenarios much longer.

If you have ever wanted to ride in the cockpit of an Airbus A320 aircraft during take off or landing, this could be your golden opportunity — if you successfully become one of the highest bidders in this discussion and you also happen to be attending what is known as the Star MegaDO 7 event this month.

“Charity is a major part of the SMD and over the years we’ve raised over 300K USD to various great causes”, according to Tommy Danielsen — also known as InsideFlyer member tommy777 — who is part of the organization team of Star MegaDO 7 and notes that “the charity this year will be presented by Swiss and Aegean at our reception in Zurich.”

Your Chance to Ride in the Cockpit of an Airbus A320 Airplane During Takeoff or Landing

You will be seated on the jumpseat in the cockpit of the official charter airplane for Star MegaDO 7 — either for takeoff seated from the gate until up to 15 minutes after takeoff or from 15 minutes before landing to the gate.

Bids start at $300.00 on each one of the following four slots which are being auctioned:

  • Takeoff at Zürich Airport
  • Landing at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport — a private airport which is part of the Hamburg plant of Airbus
  • Takeoff at Mykonos Island National Airport
  • Landing at Athens International Airport

An example of a bid to be posted is “I bid 350 dollars for takeoff Zurich Airport.”

Bidding will be remain open through Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00 in the evening Central European Time. The auction will then continue on site and end at the Star Alliance Swiss reception at 7:30 in the evening.


If you are attending Star MegaDO 7 and want to secure a ride in the jumpseat of the cockpit aboard the official charter aircraft of the event, place your bid by posting in this discussion.

“Best of luck to everyone,” said Tommy Danielsen, as “this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that should not be missed.”

Photograph ©2008 by Ercan Karakaş. Used with permission via Wikimedia Commons.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *