seb146 wrote:I may have asked this question long ago but I don't remember the answer. When I see pics or videos taken of the cockpit, on the bar between the captain and first officer's window, there is like a rod with three balls on it. Usually they are one black one in the middle and a white one on either side. It does not seem to move or do anything but sit there. What is it? I thought all aircraft have it but I looked through pics of 350 and 748 and 787 and could not find it. I found a good pic of one on this Dash 8
HAWK21M wrote:Its a reference to adjusting the seat to get the best viewing position.
fr8mech wrote:It’s a sight target. When the pilots’ eyes are aligned to it, they are in the “proper” position...
Balerit wrote:It is a visual reference point for the pilots when adjusting the seat height.
7BOEING7 wrote:On Boeing airplanes they were called “seat alignment balls” ...
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