I have a couple of questions about flying with a young family. First off, my wife and I have two kids; they are 4 and 3 months old. We fly a Cessna Turbo 182RG. It is a great airplane and will accommodate my little family nicely for day trips or short weekend trips. My two questions are:
Are there any guidelines on how old a baby should be before flying in a non-pressurized aircraft? Has anyone flown in an airplane with a 3 month old?
Does anyone have any experience or preference regarding small children in the front seat? When we travel in the plane, it would be best to have my wife with the baby in the back seat and the 4 year old up front with me. Has anyone done that before or have any recommendations regarding placing a small child in the front? (besides the obvious keeping his hands to himself and not touching anything?) The W&B are all fine, just don’t know if that has been practical for anyone.
Do you know of any blogs or articles written about flying with small children?
Thanks for your help in advance for any feedback or suggestions that you may have.