The mask worn by this Hurricane pilot embodies a microphone and oxygen feeding device.
Pierre Prier in his Bleriot demonstrates the use of a head-down navigation display (a map on rollers) before his non-stop flight from London to Paris in 1911. Note also the wrist-mounted altimeter.
The Bristol Boxkite was typical of the early pusher biplanes without cockpits. It had conventional rudder pedals and a side-mounted stick (there is nothing new ...).
F.E.2 успешно действовали как легкие ночные бомбардировщики и как ночные истребители ПВО метрополии, действуя против немецких дирижаблей Zeppelin. Данный F.E.2b в черной окраске принадлежал 100-й эскадрилье Королевского летного корпуса.
"FACTORY DESIGNED": THE F.E.2B, 120 BEARDMORE ENGINE, WAS USED BY NO.20 SQUADRON AND OTHERS, AND HELPED TO DEFEAT THE FOKKER MONOPLANE. IT WAS A PUSHER, WITH OPEN TAIL GIRDER.
This F.E.2a, 5647 Bombay No. 2, was fitted with an F.E.2b-type nacelle and shows the vertically staggered cockpits, which gave both pilot and observer a good forward field of vision. 5647 served with No. 16 Squadron.
The control column of the Blackburn 1912 Monoplane has a disconcerting up-and-down motion for elevator control instead of the conventional fore-and-aft.
The “roomy and comfortable” cockpit of the 1914 Blackburn Type I, shown in the contemporary Flight sketch, was equipped with a wheel for wing-warping and a separate rudder bar.
The control system of the Handley Page Type D pictured at Olympia in 1911 was conventional in that fore and aft stick motion operated the elevators and lateral motion warped the wings - but the rudder was controlled by rotation of the steering wheel.
In contrast to Prier, R. E. B. Hunt models his new Eastbourne Aviation Co. biplane equipped with head-up display (bungee-mounted altimeter). The designer, E. L. Gassier, grips the coaming.