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Question About Pilots And Cockpits  
User currently offlineTony1477 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 14 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3307 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.

Be gentle with me please!! LOL

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User currently offlineMjzair From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3285 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.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3274 times:

Airline Cockpit Question (by YHMYYZspotter Oct 13 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Try this thread

Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3234 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.

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