Parts of the cockpit - airplane
The cockpit
The most obvious features in a cockpit are the seats for the pilots and the instrumentation panel. However, you will also be able to find stowage areas (e.g. for documents, fire extinguishers, clothing…), as well as the pedestal, side consoles, a third (or jump) seat and access to electric and electronic compartments.
Cockpit enclosure This is a typical layout for an aircraft cockpit. Yet, the design may change depending on manufacturers' preferences and type of aircraft. (Image: cockpit layout of the A310 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport, Europe —embedded from Airforce Technology on 1 September 2009) mrtt9.gif
Seats In modern planes, the seats in the cockpit are designed ergonomically, for comfort during long flights. A third, or jump seat, may be present, which can be used by observers (e.g. doing LOSA) or invited people (e.g. other pilots). (Image: pilots' seats and jump seat on the Airbus A380 —the embedded from on 1 September 2009) DSC_3150.jpg
Flight deck The flight deck comprises the main displays and controls for flying the aircraft, as well as their location in the cockpit environment. A typical airliner will have the main displays in the instrumentation panel, in front of the pilots, and the controls around him (central pedestal and side consoles) and above him (overhead panel). (Image: flight deck on the Boeing 737s —embedded from Boeing on 2 September 2009) 737900_k63473.jpg
Other compartments E.g. accessories and maintenance panel. (Image: maintenance panel on the Boeing 757-200 —embedded from TCX Boeing 757-200/300 on 8 September 2009) accessory_maintenance_panel.jpg
The flight deck
Control column A yoke is, perhaps, the prototypical flight control, positioned right in front of each pilot. It controls pitch (nose up/down via pull/push inputs) and roll (left/right bank via left/right turn inputs), and may control trim, as well. However, pitch and bank can also be controlled via a stick, as in some Airbus's models. (Image: yoke of a Boeing 737 —embedded from Wikimedia Commons on 2 September 2009) Yoke.png
Rudder pedals They are positioned on the floor in front of the pilots, and act on the rudder, at the tail of the aircraft. They control jaw (right/left movement via push inputs on the right/left pedal) while flying, as well as steer the aircraft on the ground. (Image: cockpit of the Airbus A380, showing the rudder pedals (notice also the sidesticks instead of frontal yokes) —embedded from Photobucket on 2 September 2009) Airbus_A380_cockpit.jpg
Instrument panel The main instrument panel holds the most important flight displays regarding both flight performance and aircraft status. (Image: custom instrument panel in a Piper Aztec —embedded from Diamondaire's weblog on 2 September 2009) img_6583.jpg?w=300&h=200
Pedestal It normally contains the throttle and other engine controls, input keyboards for the navigational system, etc. (Image: central pedestal on a Boeing 767 —embedded from Flickr on 1 September 2009) 1245229956_193a32c1c0.jpg
Side consoles They are used for placing the sidestick, communication instruments, documentation, etc, depending on the type of airplane. (Image: side console on the Phenom 100 —embedded from JetBrief on 1 September 2009) Frost_Brazil_Dec_2008_5_350.jpg
Overhead panel It contains miscellaneous controls and features not directly involved in flying. E.g. air conditioning, anti-ice controls, cabin pressurization controls, oxygen controls, etc. (Image: overhead panel on the Boeing 757-200 —embedded from TCX Boeing 757-200/300 on 8 September 2009) overhead_panel.jpg

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