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cockpit

1. the compartment in a small aircraft in which the pilot, crew, and sometimes the passengers sit
2. the driver's compartment in a racing car
3. Nautical
a. an enclosed or recessed area towards the stern of a small vessel from which it is steered
b. (formerly) an apartment in a warship used as quarters for junior officers and as a first-aid station during combat
4. an enclosure used for cockfights

cockpit

[′käk‚pit]
(aerospace engineering)
A space in an aircraft or spacecraft where the pilot sits.
(naval architecture)
A sunken area on the deck of a small vessel, near the stern, from which the craft is steered.

cockpit

cockpit
That portion of a fuselage or nacelle designed to accommodate the pilot and the crew of an airplane and equipped with all the controls and instruments needed for flying the airplane. An observer's cockpit has instruments but no controls.
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The Associated Press reported that the hijacker burst into the cockpit and claimed to have an accomplice in the cabin, driving initial fears that the hijacking was part of a broader plot.
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In the case of the two-seat types, such as the F-4, F-101B, Javelin, Sea Vixen and SR-71, I would have also liked to see photos of both cockpits.
When pilots look into the cockpit, they may see "virtual" instruments projected onto the eye that literally replace many of the existing dials and multifunction displays that are in cockpits today.
The pencil-thin eFlyBook is smaller, lighter and less expensive than conventional laptops and tablet PC's used in cockpits today.
This 2013 edition of the cockpits and dashboards report looks at some of the key developments that have taken place since the previous report in 2011.
Cockpits of the Cold War offers a look at such types as the American SR-71, F-84, A-1, F-4 and F-8; Canadian Avro CF-100; British Gloster Meteor, Hawker Sea Hawk and De Havilland Sea Vixen; French Dassault Mystere; Swedish Saab J 29 and J 32; and Russian MiG-15, MiG-21 and Sukhoi Su-7.
As well as reducing the information management workload for pilots who are tasked with coordinating ever larger networks of sensors and platforms, digital glass cockpits can lead to weight and power savings over traditional instrumentation, allow easier interaction with civilian air traffic control, lower accident rates and enable faster training for new pilots.