I'm not sure if this has been discussed before - if so please forgive me as I did attempt a search - but couldn't find any results.
I was asked by a few folks at work (because I'm the aviation guy) where the name "cockpit" come from - or what the history of the term is. Can anyone help me out here? Anyone know why Cockpit was selected as the control center of the aircraft?
I know that Flight Deck now a-days is more politically correct, but now it's got me wondering where did "cockpit" come from? I googled and couldn't find it either - so this is the next best place to try and find my answer - if you have any related posts links, please post them.
Thanks in advance for any light you can shed - this is such a great community!
[Edited 2005-08-09 22:34:53]