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    Question Smoking in the flightdeck?

    I was just looking at aviation videos on youtube.
    And I stumbled over this one.

    What are the rules about smoking onboard the aircraft ?
    The passengers are not allowed to smoke in the cabin, but the flightcrew may smoke in the cockpit ?

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    Niiiiiice

    I dunno I guess they can do whatever they want

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    The ventilation system would certainly be adequate to keep the smell from being a problem, and if all up front were in one accord, I don't see why they wouldn't... especially on extended flights. You'd never be able to get everyone in the cabin in "one accord", on smoking anyhow!

    Use to be not such a big deal. Ashtrays in the armrest of every seat, including the two/three/four up front... those who used them, did, and those who didn't just went right on enjoying the flight, because the ventilation system was (and still is) adequate to handle that too. Back when "live & let live" use to mean something.

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    The way I understand it, most airlines' policy states that if it is ok with the Captain, smoking is allowed on the flight deck.

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    Not in the US under 121.
    Bite me Airways.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkonowrocki
    Niiiiiice

    I dunno I guess they can do whatever they want
    See Pat, you could become a pilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z740
    See Pat, you could become a pilot.
    I bet they smoke weed on Jamaica Airlines...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkonowrocki
    I bet they smoke weed on Jamaica Airlines...
    Or Columbian Airlines...

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    Well in civilized countries smoking is not allowed in the cockpit. An NO, pilots do not get to do what they want to. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbodale
    An NO, pilots do not get to do what they want to. lol.
    What ? No sex in the flight deck ? Ohh I dont wanna be a pilot anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRJet Guy
    Not in the US under 121.
    I stand corrected.

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    No smoking in any FedEx Vehicle or building,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkonowrocki
    What ? No sex in the flight deck ? Ohh I dont wanna be a pilot anymore
    Pat, you have to be a pilot just so I can yell at you some day. I'll give up early retirement. hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbodale
    Well in civilized countries smoking is not allowed in the cockpit. An NO, pilots do not get to do what they want to. lol.
    That's what I thought. What captain would allow smoking in the flightdeck anyway? Unless you are in Russia or in a country with I don't give a shit attitude, However even if there is ventilation in the cockpit, I wouldn't want to work on a stinky cockpit. (Not saying that I'll ever gonna fly anyway) lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPower
    That's what I thought. What captain would allow smoking in the flightdeck anyway? Unless you are in Russia or in a country with I don't give a shit attitude, However even if there is ventilation in the cockpit, I wouldn't want to work on a stinky cockpit. (Not saying that I'll ever gonna fly anyway) lol
    The Rationale I have heard is that you don't want a jittery F/O who is nicotine-deprived. I'm not saying its good reasoning, but is what I have heard.

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    No smoking on any aircraft in Australia, including on the flight deck.

    BTW, speaking to many of the old crew who did have smoking on the flight deck, most believe the ventilation system certainly was no-where near adequate to remove the smell, and you used to come off the flight stinking of smoke.

    Most airlines these days say no smoking on flight deck (although of course there are a few that still do)

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    All the Chinese airlines allow there pilots to smoke, It bloody stinks in the cockpit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCM
    BTW, speaking to many of the old crew who did have smoking on the flight deck, most believe the ventilation system certainly was no-where near adequate to remove the smell, and you used to come off the flight stinking of smoke.
    Having worked as a Loadmaster on the DC8F just before AC went smoke free there were a few pilots that smoked. I did a regular run to Managua Nicaragua and generally the Capt would ask before we left if anyone minded smoking on the flight deck. I always said "no" to smoking and I think there was only a couple of times one of them lit up. One Capt smoked a pipe and it was actually not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenden S
    All the Chinese airlines allow there pilots to smoke, It bloody stinks in the cockpit.
    Everything bloody stinks in China anyways, not a good reference..

    But seriously, how could a non smoking pilot be worried by someone smoking in the cockpit, when the real health issue is the amount of radiation charge he receives monthly, spending so many hours in a cockpit with no known effective protection against Gamma rays and others????

    Someone please explain how smoking in a cockpit could be of concerned??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kell Kong
    Someone please explain how smoking in a cockpit could be of concerned??
    Confined space and second hand smoke!

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