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 ...
The earliest airplanes copied the designs of the 1903 Wright Flyer, on which the
pilot lay on the ... On an airliner, the cockpit is usually referred to as the flight deck
. This term derives from its use by the RAF for the separate, upper platform in ...
Mar 26, 2015 ... How would the cockpit doors on the crashed Germanwings Airbus have been
Mar 26, 2015 ... First, the man can be heard knocking on the cockpit door, to no response. Then,
as the jet plunges lower toward the French Alps, he can be ...
Mar 27, 2015 ... The Germanwings crash has focused attention on how pilots deal with locked
cockpit doors that were reinforced throughout the industry after ...
Mar 19, 2014 ... Update: March 26, 2015: Follow our live coverage of the Germanwings crash
here. Read our original report below on the new cockpit door ...
Mar 26, 2015 ... Reports that one of the pilots on board Germanwings Flight 9525 was locked out
of the cockpit has thrown cockpit security protocols into the ...
Apr 4, 2003 ... Every large commercial plane flying in the United States will have bulletproof
cockpit doors by next week, but airline security experts say the ...
Mar 26, 2015 ... Modern cockpit doors have safety systems to keep out intruders. They can be
opened from the cabin - to help pilots in an emergency.
Apr 2, 2015 ... Leonhard Foeger—Reuters A person moves the switch of the cockpit door
locking system inside a flight simulator of an Airbus A320 in Vienna ...