One of my earliest memories as a kid on an airplane is poking in to say hi to the pilots while flying. Obviously, that doesn’t happen anymore, so just sit in with them through this video to see what it’s like to be inside the cockpit of an Airbus A320 flying across Europe. The views are stunning and all that flying…
Here’s a video from inside the A-10 Thunderbolt as it flies through Arizona. The perspective is really cool because you get to see how the world looks from inside the aircraft and see things flip and turn sideways too. It also totally looks like it’s flying over Mars or something.
All of them? If you're talking about a commercial airliner, then there's hundreds and hundreds. There are big, fat manuals describing what they all do. But, since you asked, buckle up.
Last Friday you saw the SR-71 Blackbird cockpit in glorious ultra-HD. Veteran Blackbird pilot Richard Graham explains how the cockpit actually works in this fascinating video filmed inside the cockpit. Lots of technical words, but seeing him moving around inside that tight cockpit is really cool.
General Atomics has a new cockpit for their MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers, two of the most common hunt-and-kill drones used by the USAF, capable of destroying basically any ground—and some air—targets. It looks like a dream gaming setup. Heck, it even includes a gamepad (check out that guy's lap.)
Over in Europe, a new research scheme is looking into the possibility of creating cockpits that require just a single pilot to fly airplanes—but would you take such a flight?
This is the new LCD display in the cockpit for the new revision F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. It looks like an awesome 90s arcade videogame. One that doesn't allow you to insert a coin to continue when you die.
Sorry Goose—you'll never land on an aircraft carrier. Or touch down in a space shuttle. But you can see what it's like! Check out Oobject's collection of pilot's-eye view videos, and step away from the reinforced cockpit door.
Some of us spice up our bedrooms with He-Man sheets and scented candles. But the guy who turned his domicile into an airplane cockpit is operating at a whole other altitude.
In an alternative Earth, Hitler had a Plan B: A secret colony on the Moon, founded by troops launched from Antarctica. According to Iron Sky, that's exactly what happened. And soon, they will be back to fight back, flying UFOs.
I know the Toyota FT-EV is just an electric car prototype, but that doesn't make me want it any less. It makes my previously favorite car cockpit look like a Ford Pinto. Zoom in.
In direct contrast to the overloaded interface of the shuttle is SpaceShipOne's cockpit. Sure it's a simpler machine, but the UI is better. Until the screen goes out at 4:40 in this old video:
Italian company Movetech has finally designed a racing cockpit worthy of mention. Throw away your cheap Logitech set and get ready for some "full-blown racing." This cockpit will work with PS2 and your PC, as well as other various hookups. But it's designed for playing Gran Turismo, as the name implies. It comes with…