F.D.: CL300 vs CRJ

SIGman

Active member
Joined
Dec 4, 2001
Posts
32
Total Time
5000
As a fairly large person I need a frame of reference. With regard to space and size, how do the flight decks on these two aircraft compare?

Thanks, D
 

Launchpad

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Posts
287
Total Time
1 hour
300 is obviously smaller. We have some guys over 6 foot, they prefer the 604 for elbow room even though the 300 makes up the diff 3 fold in performance. I think it has plenty of room, just not "as much" room. They don't flat out complain about the space like I hear about lears and such-
 

LJ45

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 2, 2005
Posts
1,081
Total Time
13,000
If you are too big for the 300, then you are too big for any corporate aircraft. you'll be fine !!
 

LegacyDriver

Moving Target
Joined
Mar 7, 2004
Posts
1,696
Total Time
Enough
If you are too big for the 300, then you are too big for any corporate aircraft. you'll be fine !!

Except the Legacy which is actually much bigger up front.

I sat in the 300 and at 6'3" it did not seem small on first impression, but it did not have the leg room of the EMB by any means.
 

BoilerUP

Citation style...
Joined
Nov 11, 2003
Posts
5,311
Total Time
1500+
...and one is a purpose-built business jet, while the other was principally designed as an airliner and later retrofitted into bizjet status.

I hear them BBJs have huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge flight decks compared to the CL30!
 

thatpilotguy

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 21, 2005
Posts
217
Total Time
Some
Happy to see you jumping in on this one Legacy...things must be improving at home and work for you to renew your man-crush on the Legacy once more. Good to see you back to your old self!

The 300 is a pretty comfortable bird. 2 of our guys are well over 6' and don't have a problem. With the rudder pedals forward and the numerous options to adjust the seat, I think you will find it comfortable.

I'd suggest chatting with the crew of a 300 if you run across one on the road and asking to sit up front. I think most would be happy to let you try it on.
 

ALIMBO

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 29, 2007
Posts
643
Total Time
300
CL30 is the ******************** although I really like the 605/605 damn Its going to be awhile til I can get into one of those.
 

Rick James

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 7, 2005
Posts
343
Total Time
5000+
Except the Legacy which is actually much bigger up front.

I sat in the 300 and at 6'3" it did not seem small on first impression, but it did not have the leg room of the EMB by any means.
I may be missing something, but having flown the EMB120 and the 604, one is the clear winner in cockpit space. The EMB120 has the same cross section (cockpit including) of the Legacy and the Challenger series is larger. The EMB seats do slide over a little though.
 

SIGman

Active member
Joined
Dec 4, 2001
Posts
32
Total Time
5000
Thanks for the advise.

Having a fair amount of ERJ time, I can attest to the relative comfort for us big guys. I'm planning a trip to FSI in the next couple weeks to "try-on" their CL300 sim. I was just looking for a heads up.

Cheers,
D
 
Last edited:

SIGman

Active member
Joined
Dec 4, 2001
Posts
32
Total Time
5000
I may be missing something, but having flown the EMB120 and the 604, one is the clear winner in cockpit space. The EMB120 has the same cross section (cockpit including) of the Legacy and the Challenger series is larger. The EMB seats do slide over a little though.
Rick,
While they have similar cross sections, I'm pretty sure the ERJ's are deeper (front to rear) than the 120. When introducing myself to the crew, I recall thinking there was no possible way I could fit in a Brazilia.
 

LegacyDriver

Moving Target
Joined
Mar 7, 2004
Posts
1,696
Total Time
Enough
The 120 is definitely not as deep as the 145 series. The 145 is roomier than a CRJ (ERJ deeper and though narrower, has a narrower pedestal making it roomier side to side). CRJ still pretty big.
-----(As for u bashers who look to every chance to razz me...I happened to know the OP had ERJ experience, hence my specific frame-of-referencecomments about the EMB for his benefit.)------Sigman I'm sure the 300 will be oaky. It will just be noticeably smaller (not small, just smaller) than the EMB. Definitely report back when you see one.
 
Last edited:
Top