How Simple Can a Cockpit Be and Still Fly A Plane?

#NaBloPoMo Day 14, Cee’s Oddball Challenge

More simple than this?

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How often do you get inside a cockpit? Even though this small Leer jet is about 40 years old, it still looks pretty complicated. It is not odd to think of flying as being complicated.

As Simple As This?

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This cockpit seems like it is missing a few things. Well, maybe a roof to start. It does have a windshield. If you come to Woodlake to the Runway Cafe and you meet George Benson there, then maybe… You can go for private a tour of his hanger.

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Can you guess this plane’s birth year?

The American Pickers would love this plane. It actually flies.

If you have any posts showing the cockpits, please post a link. It would be interesting to see how planes have changed over the years. Have you seen a less complicated cockpit than this one?

 

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

15 thoughts on “How Simple Can a Cockpit Be and Still Fly A Plane?”

    1. It is tiny. Looking at clothes from the early 1900s, it seems that most people were smaller. I’m amazed when I look at young people today, especially women. I’m sue that nutrition plays a huge part in height. 🙂

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    1. We have a tiny airport in our town with a restaurant across the runway. People fly in from all over. George Benson repairs airplanes, and he was in the restaurant one day and I asked if I could bring my young friend, Edward over to see his hanger. He agreed, and we took quite a few pictures. It was a fun afternoon, but this old plane was my favorite. He has flown it several times. 🙂 Amazing, isn’t it?

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