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the word "flight deck" vs. "cockpit"

Old 29th Sep 2005, 20:41
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"Flight Deck" introduced with the B747? Hardly. I first heard the term in use in 1960 on a British registered DC6.
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Old 29th Sep 2005, 22:47
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Who said Boeing introduced the term Monty? Boeing standardized use of the term with the introduction of the 74 and has used that term exclusively since then.
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Old 30th Sep 2005, 13:41
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I call it my office.
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Old 1st Oct 2005, 10:03
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I do get tired of being referred to as 'flightdeck' rather than pilots by all and sundry these days - I guess I better go back to calling all female cabin crew 'popsies' or 'crumpet' - as for their male colleagues, I'll give that one some further thought............

As Colonel Melchett would say - baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah !
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Would the good Colonel be Scottish by chance ?? Always given the PA using the word cockpit... actually was praised by an FA for being politically non PC ( or should I say stewardess)
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Old 2nd Oct 2005, 01:41
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Flight deck/cockpit of Sunderland flying boats was called the "bridge"
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Old 2nd Oct 2005, 15:08
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Given the level of automation in commercial operations, how about "the observation lounge"?

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The Pointy End!! The only problem is the back of my aeroplane is more pointy than the front
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Old 3rd Oct 2005, 03:20
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Maybe we've been pronouncing cockpit incorrectly all along.

An absolutely true story from Australia, may I be struck down if I lie!

F/O Cockburn (pronounced Cohburn of course) entered the cockpit to find an engineer on all fours and an aerosol can in hand.

Engineer : "Good morning Mr. Cockburn" (pronouncing it phonetically)

Pilot : "My name is pronounced Cohburn, not Cockburn. And what the hell are you doing?"

Engineer : "I'm killing all of the Cohroaches in the Cohpit Mr. Cohburn, there, I'm finished now".


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