I made this suggestion a year or two ago. My suggestion was to have an option to lock the camera above the roll axis of the ship (if we were actually able to roll rather than just pitch and yaw using the manual controls) forward of the ship pitch axis, approximately where the cockpit of a conventional aircraft would be.
For those of us with actual pilot experience, this would be a helpful option. My experience is based on 2000+ hours flying the F-4 Phantom in the USAF (a long time ago). I don’t know if that experience would translate well to EvE, but it would be an interesting option.
In addition to the fixed camera view, I also suggested that the camera be able to rotate to permit an ‘out the cockpit’ view, by depressing and holding the right mouse button, and moving the mouse to change the view angle.
This would also come very naturally to actual pilots, since they are strapped into the seat facing forward, but are able to rotate their heads to change the field of view.
Yes, in EvE, we are in a tank somewhere, but that doesn’t mean that this action couln’t be duplicated by a visual sensor on the vessel.