Absolutely Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Airplane Controls

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. » 1/07/15 4:10pm 1/07/15 4:10pm

SR-71 Blackbird pilot explains how the cockpit works from the inside

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. » 11/17/14 10:46am 11/17/14 10:46am

The new Predator drone cockpit looks like a dream gaming setup

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.) » 7/17/14 3:49pm 7/17/14 3:49pm

This is the cockpit of the supersonic car that will reach 1000MPH

This awesomeness—captured by photographer Stefan Marjoram—is the cockpit of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, designed to set a new world land speed record of—at least!—1,000 miles per hour (1,609.34 km/h) in South Africa. Its pilot, Andy Green, explains how the instruments work in this video tour. » 6/14/14 1:29am 6/14/14 1:29am

Would You Take a Flight Which Only Had One Pilot?

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? » 5/28/13 4:36am 5/28/13 4:36am

The New F-18 Cockpit Display Looks Like An Awesome Videogame

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. » 4/23/12 8:42am 4/23/12 8:42am

9 Crazy Plane Landings

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. » 9/10/10 8:20pm 9/10/10 8:20pm

An Airplane Cockpit Bedroom Is All Class, No Business

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. » 7/02/10 10:40pm 7/02/10 10:40pm

Inside a Nazi UFO

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. » 4/12/10 10:00pm 4/12/10 10:00pm

Driving This Toyota Will Feel Like Flying a Spaceship

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. » 10/26/09 9:21am 10/26/09 9:21am

Photo of SpaceShipOne's Slick Cockpit

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: » 1/29/09 3:58am 1/29/09 3:58am

Italy: Home to Delicious Pizza, Leather Shoes and Racing Simulators


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… » 9/20/05 4:30pm 9/20/05 4:30pm