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Favourite Flight Deck?  
User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

What's your favourite flight deck and/or panel?

I love the Dornier 328 and 328 Jet panels:


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I love how blue it all is! The 328 is definitely a girly plane.


A340-300 - slow, but awesome!
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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2718 times:
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I have always liked the cockpit of the MD-11 for its large, easy to read CRT displays, uncluttered layout, and huge cockpit windows.


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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Tough one. I guess my favourite has to be the B757/B767 flightdeck.


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Very spacious and I love the mix between the CRT displays and analogue dials.

Ryanair737


User currently offlineReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

My favorite would have to be the Tristar, with the A330 a close second, but the worst is the linen closet sized A310. You have to step out to change your mind.

User currently offlineThomasCook757 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 162 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

It has to be the A340-600.

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

For me, I'm afraid glass cockpits are all much the same, on closer examination of course this is not the case, but I've not had much to do with glass cockpit aircraft.

My favourite, where I spent much of the 7 years I did on the fleet, isn't the most spacious but it's unique and interesting, with many systems not found on any airliner, a fascinating place;
Concorde;

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Of course, on this type, you had changes in the config of the 'windows' to put it in layman's terms, (the nose/visor operation).

I spent some time on this fleet at BA many moons ago, an outstanding first generation widebody cockpit, very spacious, not for nothing was it known by some at BA as the 'Gentleman's Office'.
L1011 Tristar;

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Never directly involved with this type, more's the pity, but when you visit an example in a museum, the spaciousness and well designed cockpit (considering the age of design) is striking, another aspect to the wonderful VC-10;

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I suppose this bias to 'clockwork' cockpits is from my time in BA Concorde engineering, we often had visitors and there was plenty to point out in the flightdeck, mixing in facts, stories, anecdotes related to the various systems.
Sometimes the visitors would want to see a widebody, if a B747-436 or 777, you were stuffed at what to say, "this blank screen, when powered up, displays......"


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

all airbus f'd are boring there all the same!!
744 is cool nice n brown! hehe


User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

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User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Never been in the cockpit of a 787  Wink, but it has to be fantastic!!!



Next flight: AMS-PEK
User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

The ERJ-145 has always been one of my favorites.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31675 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2626 times:


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B773 & E170
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Among the older style cockpits I like the DC8, Dc9 and 727 the most

Talking aircrafts from the 80's, the MD80 and 757/767 would be candidates

Glass Cockpits: 717 and MD11. the ERJ is nice as well.

tg 747-300



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

For me it's the A346 without a doubt! But the A388 and B788 flight decks look funky too  cool 


Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Quoting 777klm (Reply 8):
Never been in the cockpit of a 787 Wink, but it has to be fantastic!!!

Wow that looks great!

For me anything BOEING baby!



Thanks,
Aaron J Nicoli



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