Yes,when I was a little girl,it was common practice for children on flights to be invited to go up to see the captain in the Cockpit of the plane! It was a real treat and Very exciting,especially because air travel was not so commonplace!! There were no video games back then so this was a very different world and simulator flight games were just science fiction back then. This was always something to be proud about when the class had Show and Tell,as the flight crew would give us special pins to wear to prove we had been in the cockpit of the plane
No idea 'why' it is called that name....I think there could be a few answers?
I would not like to pick the wrong one.....so I'll leave that to someone who really knows.
As for 'how' they would remember everything, well I guess that comes down to 'passion'.
If you would want to fly so badly, you Would remember!
Yeah, it sounds like somewhere a rooster would strut it's stuff!
I never had the pleasure, but would have loved to do that back when the world was simpler and it was allowed. There's always been something terribly romantic about flying for me. I do want to try a light aircraft.
Never been in the cockpit of a plane. Have been in a helicopter though. Here's my theory on the name: from experience, I've never seen a female pilot or co-pilot. It's called a cockpit because it's the "cock's pit" - lol, sorry about the expletive.
Oh Vee! Have you got the wrong end of the stick!
Refer my comment below!
Also, I've flown many times, being Captained by a female, & First Officer!
Did you see '60 Minutes' a few weeks' ago with the ALL female technical crew delivering Qantas' last Boeing 767 to the 'graveyard' at Victorville? It's still on their site to watch. I love aircraft, had flown on that one, & was bawling my eyes out at the end!
When I was eleven my family all took a trip to Florida together for Christmas and I got to visit the cockpit of the plane during our flight. I remember it feeling weird, because you could see that there was nothing below us. I mean, I obviously knew we were in the air and the ground was several thousand feet below, but seeing it is totally different.
Yes, very fortunately, many times, back in the day, but it's a 'no-go' zone now.
Was travelling on a Boeing 707 from New Delhi to Hong Kong, having boarded in Vienna & transitted Teheran, was 'invited' to flight deck by Captain, to whom I'd spoken at Delhi airport. It was marvellous, especially the 'through buildings' approach & landing at the (now) old Kai Tak Airport!
BTW, the words 'cock pit' come from very old maritime meaning. There're many maritime words used in relation to aircraft, after all, they are 'Ships of the Air'!
Think rudder, galley, steward, port, starboard, air-port, aft, hold, steerage, cargo, purser, hatches, tanks, Captain etc etc etc!
No I haven't, & no I don't need too, but when a friend of my husbands was flying a plane we were on, he send for our daughter to go up to the cockpit, & she enjoyed the experience. (That was after 9/11.)
I would love it , bit of a petrol head so would love to fly any sort of aircraft, even a fighter jet, All those instruments, piece of cake, remember when we learnt to drive, we thought the same and look at us now! Zoom Zoom, must book into a flight simulator!