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jump seat

A removable seat between and just behind the pilot's and the co-pilot's seats. The seat is normally occupied by a flight engineer or an observer who can watch the instruments and operate some of the auxiliary controls.
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The fold-down jumpseat can only be used by staff for official reasons.
The 210 Coastal is a live-baiter's dream with an aft livewell that holds 27 gallons and a forward well under the jumpseat that holds 20 more gallons.
The airline transport first pilot in the left seat, the airline transport second pilot in the right seat and the flight mechanic in the jumpseat were killed.
In fact, I was sitting in the jumpseat behind the two crew--we were talking almost constantly throughout the flight and he would frequently turn around to look at me.
The division subsequently filed suit against United Airlines in federal court challenging those policies, even though some female flight attendants thought "the company has a right to have weight check--some of the stewardesses will be too fat to fit into the jumpseats.