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Favourite Cockpit Visited

Thu May 25, 2000 8:51 am

Hi Guys,
What is your favourite cockpit and why. Mine is the 747-400, lovely ergonomic layout and great center consoles. Although I haven't flown on a B777, the photos of the cockpit look awesome.
XMAN
 
DSMav8r
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Thu May 25, 2000 9:12 am

Mine is defintely the B-52. Just the sight of 8 thrust levers and blast shades does it for me.  
To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
 
canuck
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Thu May 25, 2000 9:47 am

I was rather impressed by the flight deck on the BAe 146-200. I'm used to flying on the Fokker F28 when it comes to regional jets, so 4 quiet engines and a few digital displays were nice to see!
 
RWally
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Thu May 25, 2000 9:55 am

AA's 737-800.
 
dc10
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Thu May 25, 2000 7:24 pm

Porche's design of A320 is wonderful and has became a classic now!
DC10
 
SIA777
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Thu May 25, 2000 7:39 pm

Been in a 777 simulator before. Impressive especially the LCD MFDs. Extremely clear and easy on the eyes.
The SilkAir F70 are not bad either-surprised that they are equiped with modern cockpit-LCD screens and all.
 
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Thu May 25, 2000 8:25 pm


I loved the glas cockpit of the A321-100. I even was alowed to stay there for landing.
It was awesome !!!

Rgds, B737-700
 
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chrisnh
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Thu May 25, 2000 9:28 pm

I have been allowed to sit in the cockpit on three separate British Airways 777 flights...2 from Boston to London and one from London to Boston. In all cases out over the Atlantic when the crew have little to do and actually welcome interested visitors. The three aircraft were G-VIIG in November 1997; G-YMMC this past March; and G-VIIU on the return back to Boston on the March 2000 trip.
 
Amir
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Thu May 25, 2000 9:36 pm

Have visited following cockpits:
A310-300
A300-600
A319
A320
B737's
ATR72
B767-300
DC 8-63 (Cargo)
747-200 (Side Cargo Door)

and the best one by far was the AN 24 two weeks ago. (Have posted a special Trip report) it was a flying museum

Rgds
Amir
 
teahan
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Fri May 26, 2000 3:16 am

The best has to be the MD11! It is bright, spcious and has those huge windows that seem so low if you are standing up! 

Jeremiah Teahan
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
CV990A
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Fri May 26, 2000 10:36 am

Hands down, the Concorde. its kinda tight in there, but you walk past all these circut breakers on your way up and its an impressive reminder of all the technology needed to keep something like that up. I also had a nice chat with a very friendly flight engineer while in the cockpit.
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soontobepilot
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Fri May 26, 2000 11:07 am

I have only seen a MD-80 and 747-200, neither that beautiful!  
 
UNDpilot
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RE: Favourite Cockpit Visited

Fri May 26, 2000 11:30 am

Mine is the 747-400, I actually git to visit the pit enroute to SEA from Heathrow on BA. We were at FL350 over Greenland, it was spectacular. I also really like the layout and placement of screens.
-UNDpilot
 
winair
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747-400

Fri May 26, 2000 3:03 pm

It is spacious,and it has light tan colors which make it seem bigger and really comfortable! I could have lived in that cockpit   I wish i could have just an hour or two sitting in there and soaking in the atmosphere of being in the cockpit of the largest jetliner  
The 777 cockpit was also GREAT and for the same reasons!