I have a “solution” to the _pilot-and-cockpit_ problem
No, I’m serious.
There are two ways it could be done. The first one costs nothing whatever. The second one’s installation costs are nugatory when measured against the astonishing insurance payouts and other colateral reputational damage done by a suicide-crash.
The first solution is for each pilot to have a “wee bottle”.
Being nearly 101 years old, I carry one in the car; it is especially useful when I get caught short in the winter, because I refuse to wear big coats, hats, gloves, scarfs, all that stuff that people seem happy to go out in, as I prefer light clothing through not being out in the open for more than a minute or two at a time even in winter or a hurricane like today. A “wee bottle” is a washed -out and empty plastic 2-pint milk supermarket-type bottle, with a _wide mouth_, AND A FUNCTIONING , non-leaking SCREW CAP_ so you can get your dick into it comfortably without spillage, and which can even be used sitting slightly oddly in the driving seat in a quiet side-road without attracting too much attention. If viewed by a sudden-pedestrian, you grin sheepishly and say “sorry, I’m an old man, and I got caught short! Haha!” And they grin back and walk on with their dog etc.
Pilots could carry one – or several – each. Expensive, sterile ones, costing at least 28p a bottle, would be suppliable free to crews by the airline itself. I’m sure that regular flight crews know each other well enough to get out their willies and piss into a bottle in front of each other, and would rather do that than die terribly. I expect spacemen have known this for decades.
My second solution is to retro-modify the internal partitions of all passenger planes so that a small toilet, no bigger than needed for standing up and turning round in, is installed inside the cockpit area. I expect this would cost about £100,000 per plane. This is cheaper than the likely future insurance and penal payout to the family of one dead passenger, on one flight, on one plane. It doesn’t even need drainage to the outside; how often can a pilot piss or shit in even a 24-hour flight? Five and one respectively? The holding capacity for three men needs to be max-2-gallons of fluid and about three pounds of solids. The ground-crew can suck this out in ten seconds with a Large “Henry”, replacing it with a big shot of sterile juice of some sort. Google “Henry”. Any insurance firm on seeing my post will demand this solution immediately, I bet you all 2p. What the hell do they do with the normal passengers’ toilets anyway? They must already have the kit.
There will be no lockable door on this toilet.