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Favourite Flight Deck?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:47 pm

What's your favourite flight deck and/or panel?

I love the Dornier 328 and 328 Jet panels:


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I love how blue it all is! The 328 is definitely a girly plane.
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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:38 pm

I have always liked the cockpit of the MD-11 for its large, easy to read CRT displays, uncluttered layout, and huge cockpit windows.


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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:17 pm

Tough one. I guess my favourite has to be the B757/B767 flightdeck.


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Very spacious and I love the mix between the CRT displays and analogue dials.

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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:50 pm

My favorite would have to be the Tristar, with the A330 a close second, but the worst is the linen closet sized A310. You have to step out to change your mind.
 
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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:47 pm

It has to be the A340-600.

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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:23 am

For me, I'm afraid glass cockpits are all much the same, on closer examination of course this is not the case, but I've not had much to do with glass cockpit aircraft.

My favourite, where I spent much of the 7 years I did on the fleet, isn't the most spacious but it's unique and interesting, with many systems not found on any airliner, a fascinating place;
Concorde;

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Of course, on this type, you had changes in the config of the 'windows' to put it in layman's terms, (the nose/visor operation).

I spent some time on this fleet at BA many moons ago, an outstanding first generation widebody cockpit, very spacious, not for nothing was it known by some at BA as the 'Gentleman's Office'.
L1011 Tristar;

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Never directly involved with this type, more's the pity, but when you visit an example in a museum, the spaciousness and well designed cockpit (considering the age of design) is striking, another aspect to the wonderful VC-10;

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I suppose this bias to 'clockwork' cockpits is from my time in BA Concorde engineering, we often had visitors and there was plenty to point out in the flightdeck, mixing in facts, stories, anecdotes related to the various systems.
Sometimes the visitors would want to see a widebody, if a B747-436 or 777, you were stuffed at what to say, "this blank screen, when powered up, displays......"
 
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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:49 am

all airbus f'd are boring there all the same!!
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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:11 am

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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:35 am

Never been in the cockpit of a 787  Wink, but it has to be fantastic!!!
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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:23 am

The ERJ-145 has always been one of my favorites.


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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:59 pm


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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:54 am

Among the older style cockpits I like the DC8, Dc9 and 727 the most

Talking aircrafts from the 80's, the MD80 and 757/767 would be candidates

Glass Cockpits: 717 and MD11. the ERJ is nice as well.

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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:04 pm

For me it's the A346 without a doubt! But the A388 and B788 flight decks look funky too  cool 
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RE: Favourite Flight Deck?

Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:21 pm

Quoting 777klm (Reply 8):
Never been in the cockpit of a 787 Wink, but it has to be fantastic!!!

Wow that looks great!

For me anything BOEING baby!



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