cockpit cockpit  /ˈkɑk ˌpɪt/


  1. (n) compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
  2. (n) a pit for cockfights
  3. (n) seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car


  1. Senior citizen's wish comes true, flies in biplane

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – For 20 years a Louisville woman has dreamed of flying in an open cockpit biplane. Her dream became a reality on Saturday thanks to an organization dedicated to fulfilling life-long wishes of senior citizens. Click the video to learn about Vivian McDonald’s reaction when her wish finally came true.  
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WHAS TV11 Louisville

  2. ‘Young Eagles’ soar over Ocean Shores

    Eleven-year-old Thomas McWalter proudly waved from the cockpit of Dan Murphy’s custom-built single engine airplane as it touched down at the Ocean Shores Municipal Airport. For the better part of the last half-hour, the youngster was treated to a co-pilot’s seat, a birds-eye view of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, and on up the coast to where his father, David McWalter, is a Washington State ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Daily World

  3. This is what happens when a plane is landing and the runway disappears

    Cockpit footage of the aborted landing of a Boeing Business Jet in pouring rain shows the split-second decisions pilots have to make.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNET

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  1. "Part of the reason we were in the C-17 is because part of it is armored," Clinton said. "I was moved up into the cockpit. Everyone else was told to sit on their bullet proof vests. We came in in an evasive maneuver. Those of you who have...
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: New York Daily News

  2. "I was on board the USS Enterprise," McCain, a former naval aviator, said in the capital city of Harrisburg. "I sat in the cockpit, on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise, off of Cuba. I had a target. My friends, you know how close we came...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: John McCain Source: ABC News

  3. "However, the current testing rules mean that he barely gets a chance to drive for us," BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen said. "Now he has been offered the opportunity to get inside a Toro Rosso cockpit. We have sponsored and coached...
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Mario Theissen Source:

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