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C-17 Cockpit Question  
User currently offlineHemispheres From United States of America, joined May 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

The caption in this photo says it's a C-17A. It looks more like a KC-135 or some other 707 derivative to me. Can anyone tell if this picture is one or the other?


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

Good catch. For one, the HUDs are missing, not to mention the distinctive 707-style window clearly visible (among other things).

Must be one of those file-name mix ups or something.


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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1607 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3475 times:
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The C-17 pilots have center sticks, not yokes. The interesting part is that to save money, the throttle quadrants are only in the middle. Hence, the guy on the left (the commander) has to fly left handed - the stick grip is actually contoured for this!

User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

That is definitely a KC-135R flight deck.

User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3476 times:
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This may be a C-141 or something else rather old. If you look at the equipment it is rather worn. The C-141 squadron in Charleston used to be at Pope all the time. The cockpit looks to tall for a KC-135.


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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

KC-135:

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C-141:

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C-17:

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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3339 times:
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Its a KC-135 prior to PACER CRAG updates.

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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

Ah... The pix in the original post is a KC135 AFTER PACER CRAG.

User currently offlineFlysc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

I noticed this a few days ago and emailed the photographer about it. He promptly emailed me back and said that it was a mistake. I noticed a day later that it was changed.
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User currently offlineVS74741R From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Quoting AeroWeanie (reply 2):
The C-17 pilots have center sticks, not yokes. The interesting part is that to save money, the throttle quadrants are only in the middle. Hence, the guy on the left (the commander) has to fly left handed - the stick grip is actually contoured for this!


What aircraft have throttle quadrants other then in the middle? I thought all aircraft captains had to fly left handed  Confused

P.S Im not talking about throttle quadrants that flight engineers have.



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