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Question About Pilots And Cockpits

Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:40 am

Now I am just a admirer of airplanes and don't know too much about them ( but I'm learning ) so please don't kill me on this question.
Every picture I see of the cockpit I wonder how the pilots get into their seats. It always looks so cramped in there. I can't imagine that the have to step over the center counsel and risk stepping on something. Can someone answer this for me.

Be gentle with me please!! LOL
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RE: Question About Pilots And Cockpits

Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:51 am

Yes, sometimes the flight decks do look cramped. I fly the CRJ-200 and do have to kick my leg over the center console. You get used to it very quickly though. Once I am sitting down, the seat is plenty comfortable. The seat slides forward and back, and there is plenty of legroom with the adjustable rudder pedals. As for hitting a switch, I have once or twice knocked into the TOGA buttons on the side of the trottles, but this is not really a big deal since there is no auto throttle, the most it does is bring up the flight director and arms the TO/TO mode.
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RE: Question About Pilots And Cockpits

Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:58 am

Airline Cockpit Question (by YHMYYZspotter Oct 13 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Try this thread
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RE: Question About Pilots And Cockpits

Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:43 am

First you hide the beer cooler which has been placed on the seat so passengers dont see it while boarding.
Second you open a beer cause taxiing only involves your feet so you have 2 free hands to hold a beer.
Third you step into the seat carefully without spilling your beer, which takes practice.
Next you set beer in beverage holder and takeoff.
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