Cockpit FAQs:


Q: Are cockpits enclosed?

A: Yes, and except on some small aircraft.

Q: Is a cockpit the Design Eye Position or "DEP"?

A: Yes, and from which point all displays should be visible.

Q: Is a cockpit mainly absent?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a cockpit also used for airliners?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a cockpit originally a sailing term for the coxswain's station in a Royal Navy ship?

A: Yes, and later the location of the ship's rudder controls.

Q: Are cockpits being designed to accommodate from the 1st percentile female physical size and the 99th percentile male size?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a cockpit usually referred to as the flight deck?

A: Yes, and the term deriving from its use by the RAF for the separate, upper platform in large flying boats where the pilot and co-pilot sat.