What is cockpit?

  • (noun): Seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car.
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A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft. Most modern cockpits are enclosed, except on some small aircraft, and cockpits on large airliners are also physically separated from the cabin. From the cockpit an aircraft is controlled on the ground and in the air.

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Louis Strange - Aerial Combat and Bombing Pioneer
... Penn-Gaskell as gunner in the front cockpit to intercept the patrolling German planes, but with inconclusive results as the laden aircraft would not climb above 3,500 feet (1,100 m) ... a position from which the Observer, seating in the front cockpit, could fire backwards over Strange's head ... wing racks which could be released by pulling a cable fitted in the cockpit ...
Cockpit (sailing)
... In the Royal Navy, the term cockpit originally referred to the area where the coxswain was stationed ... The midshipmen and master's mates were berthed in the cockpit, and served as the action station for the ship's surgeon and his mates during battle ...
Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone
... The Cockpit Theatre is a Fringe Theatre in Marylebone, London ... The Cockpit Theatre was designed by Edward Mendelsohn built in 1969-70 by the Inner London Education Authority as a community theatre and is notable as London's first purpose built Theatre In The ... This change meant The Cockpit is no longer used for day-to-day teaching or academic office space and is now operating as full-time theatre and ...
Cockpit - Aerospace Industry Technologies
... Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have researched the ergonomic aspects of cockpit design and have conducted investigations of airline industry accidents ... Cockpit design disciplines include Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, Anthropometry and Ergonomics ... Aircraft designs have adopted the fully digital "glass cockpit" ...
Star Luster - Description
... The game featured free-roaming open space exploration, a cockpit view where the cockpit controls could be seen (and where the cockpit bobs up and down), bases where the player can be refueled, a ...

More definitions of "cockpit":

  • (noun): Compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft.
  • (noun): An enclosure for cockfights.