(to paraphrase Pika1000: dad blasted debug error! Was going to post article here but will have to settle for the link)
This article reminds me of the few times I was able to ride in the cockpit.
The first time was on a Mid Pacific Air flight from Honolulu to Maui and back. A friend of mine in Mid Pacific’s dispatch got me on board.
Also in Hawaii, I was able to fly on the FAA’s 727 based in Honolulu on a couple of navigational aids check flights.
The last time was on a flight from Oakland to El Paso via Phoenix on America West. This was pre-9/11. I was working for the FAA at the time and two of my segments were overbooked so I was able to get the cockpit jumpseat.