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C-17 Cockpit Question

Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:48 am

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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RE: C-17 Cockpit Question

Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:13 am

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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RE: C-17 Cockpit Question

Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:10 am

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!
 
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RE: C-17 Cockpit Question

Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:18 am

That is definitely a KC-135R flight deck.
 
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RE: C-17 Cockpit Question

Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:19 am

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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RE: C-17 Cockpit Question

Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:59 am

KC-135:

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C-141:

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C-17:

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RE: C-17 Cockpit Question

Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:42 am

Its a KC-135 prior to PACER CRAG updates.

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RE: C-17 Cockpit Question

Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:11 pm

Ah... The pix in the original post is a KC135 AFTER PACER CRAG.
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RE: C-17 Cockpit Question

Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:28 am

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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RE: C-17 Cockpit Question

Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:31 am

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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