Try exiting the ship and re-entering it - if you are assigned as pilot while you are already in the cockpit it can get a little confused and not realise that you should be able to access the cockpit page.
I believe you're right about the pilot feature being the issue, Ellias. However I was assigned before I ever entered the craft. I've changed the pilot assignment to none and back to myself, and will be in position to try and pilot them again within the next day or so. I will let you know what I find. Thanks Ellias..
Edited By: Sylvin Macflint on Year 13 Day 358 17:15
Another person said that their JM5000 isn't allowing control either. As he's a newer player, I'm making him check to see if there's another room (I believe there is on a JM5k) and if it's just player error.
This happened right after I moved them while NPC controlled, setting them to NPC seemed a little hinkey as well as I received several error messages about party being full. But I'll try to erform action again when next I'm in orbit. Just wondering if this was widespread??
Hmm, in that case it might be a bug related to the Sim News posted updates about parties etc. Have a look on the bug base to see if there is something similar, and if so add a note, and if not make a new one - remember to add all relevant details.