Tony1477 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 14 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2922 times:
Now I am just a admirer of airplanes and don't know too much about them ( but I'm learning ) so please don't kill me on this question.
Every picture I see of the cockpit I wonder how the pilots get into their seats. It always looks so cramped in there. I can't imagine that the have to step over the center counsel and risk stepping on something. Can someone answer this for me.
Mjzair From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
Yes, sometimes the flight decks do look cramped. I fly the CRJ-200 and do have to kick my leg over the center console. You get used to it very quickly though. Once I am sitting down, the seat is plenty comfortable. The seat slides forward and back, and there is plenty of legroom with the adjustable rudder pedals. As for hitting a switch, I have once or twice knocked into the TOGA buttons on the side of the trottles, but this is not really a big deal since there is no auto throttle, the most it does is bring up the flight director and arms the TO/TO mode.
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2849 times:
First you hide the beer cooler which has been placed on the seat so passengers dont see it while boarding.
Second you open a beer cause taxiing only involves your feet so you have 2 free hands to hold a beer.
Third you step into the seat carefully without spilling your beer, which takes practice.
Next you set beer in beverage holder and takeoff.