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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flightdeck!

G4G5

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Looks identical to a G550
 

Tomct

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:cool:That is one bad looking Mama Jama! Hope to see that somewhere in my career?
 

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Uh, I've been wanting to ask this: What's a "Flight Deck"? And why can't we say "Cockpit"?
 

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a flight deck is the landing area on an aircraft carrier. i love to say "Merry Christmas from the cockpit" when i have to work on Christmas! i wonder when cockpit became non PC......is it because the first four letter spell cock?
 

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I heard an interesting story once about the origin of the word ‘cockpit’. Apparently one of the Kings of England (cant remember which one) was into the hobby of rooster fighting. He spent quite a bit of time in the ‘cock pits’. It was a running joke that the England empire was run from the ‘cock pits’. Some how that made its was into aviation. Not sure if its true but that’s a funny story I heard.
 

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I hope they can improve the map/worktalbe lights over those in the 777. Such a small item, but it plays a big role int he usability of the at night.

Also for security, I wonder if they've ever thought about moving the lavs away from the cockpit door?
 

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Huh?
Gotta love the control column yolk. That thing between your legs for 8 hr plus legs. When is Boeing going to get a clue and go with a side stick? I'd take a Bus for comfort every day of the week and twice on Sundays. It's all about forward progess. Just look at the avionics. But hey, for those who are nostalgic, it's got the control wheel just like the B-17's made in the late 30's! Rah Rah Boeing!

"We got your prime pilots that get all the hot planes, and we got your pud-knockers who dream about getting the hot planes".

Since you're including quotes Whale.
 
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Huh?
Yah, but look at all the leg room.
 

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We've all heard the counter term...'box office'...

That said, have your companies put it in their manuals that the 'flight deck' will be referred to as the 'cockpit'. I guarantee even Boeing would be happy to make appropriate changes!

It's so pathetic that we in the US are SO worried about offending people that we can't use a term like 'cockpit'.

Pure rambling.....
 

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xrated said:
Gotta love the control column yolk. That thing between your legs for 8 hr plus legs. When is Boeing going to get a clue and go with a side stick?
Yeah, get that friggin EGG yolk out of my lap! Those things are reserved for brunch and Halloween with teenagers!

Seriously, if you're going to bitch about a control scheme at least have the common sense to get the terminology right.

It's a YOKE, fercrissakes, as in the yokes used to guide work animals in the past.

And I for one am all aboard the yoke-between-my-legs bandwagon. A yoke between my legs means that the airplane does what I want; a sidestick means that some Frog progammer has decided what the airplane will do when I command a certain input.

I'll take a rotten, messy YOKE any day.

(Lockheed, Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas yoke bias showing).
 

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You know what they say about the Airbus pilots "they can't fly for sh!t, but they can type 80 words a minute".

AA

All in fun people :)
 

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"Cockpit" dosn't have anything to do with cock fights. It's where the Cockswain used to stand duty on ships.

And I don't think having the yoke between your legs in the 787 will make the airplane go where you want it to go more than an Airbus, the 787 is fly-by-wire. Kind of like keeping the flight engineer on the DC-9. No reason to do it, but hey, that's the way they've always done it.

I like to think of Boeing like General Motors in the 1970s, not updating their cars because no matter what they put out, people bought them. Then Toyota showed up and pimp-slapped them with new and efficient designs.

For Chrissakes, the temperature control system I saw on a brand-new B737 was straight out of 1950--it was used on the B707! The 757s are better, but there are a lot of holdover parts and design flaws that do stem from FIFTY YEARS AGO.
 

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The fly by wire system on the Boeing is not the same as the Airbus, as it relates to what the computer will allow you to do. And by the way the DC-9 never had a flight engineer.
 

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xrated said:
Yah, but look at all the leg room.
Airbus should go back to making the sidestick out of wood too.:p
 

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So why don't the put the yoke on a horizontal shaft like a C-172??? Oh yeah, those MFD's are in the way.

And why does the FO have a HUD?

It's impressive what designer seats will do to the looks of the COCKPIT. :D
 

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And by the way the DC-9 never had a flight engineer.
But the 737 did: "Flying the Line," Volume I.
 

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Wow.... nice COCKPIT.

I'm waiting for Mork from Ork to jump out from somewhere...
 

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Looks like a G550 - which is a good thing. And it's a Boeing which means that it has good control laws and no French engineer designed it to protect itself from the pilots.

GV
 
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