Photo © Adam Wright
In the picture above, the picture of the day. How does a pilot get in and out of the chair??? I have never been inside a cockpit so I really don't know the dimensions of them or how cramped they are, but from the looks of this one. It seems to me like you would need some good balancing and athletic skills to climb into that chair. Do they slide out and then you get in them? Or do you climb over the centre console? Has any pilot out there ever hit any buttons by accident when trying to climb in and out? And what would happen then?
Also what is that piece of paper they have what looks like to be taped to the panel just below the artificial horizon to the right of the seat? Any ideas? Is that covering something they don't want to turn on/off?
Thanks all for your time