Speedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 18420 times:
We all know that Air force one has many systems that can barely let it be considered a classic 747....but on what concerns the cockpit its self and all it's systems, is it equipped with some normal 742 cockpit systems or was it updated to a modern glass cockpit, with avionic systems such as lnav and vnav ?
Boa noite Faro, Air Portugal 257 climbing flight level 340
Pdxcessna206 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 18259 times:
It appeared to have updated LCD monitors for the vast amount of crew members up on the deck. Maybe that is the "upgrade" that has been mentioned numerous times. I think it is a three-man cockpit..... but there is also a navigation officer....and the communication crew.... So I would say it is more like a 4-person flight deck. That is just my observation. Amazing nontheless.
Lexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2517 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 18196 times:
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6): There is very little secret on the flight deck of the VC-25.
Exactly right. There is nothing to really hide on the flightdeck that you can't see on a typical later build 747-200 flightdeck already. It takes three men to fly and three men to land. Nothing special. It's what's BEHIND and BELOW the cockpit door that is a bit more sensitive.