Part 1: Picture description

Part 1: Picture description

Describe these pictures in as much detail as you can

Words which may help you:

  • Cockpit – flight controls – throttle
  • Display – flight display – navigation display
  • Flight Management System – autopilot console – switch panel

Photo: Wikimedia Creative Commons

Questions to think about:

  • Describe the instruments, controls and display in as much detail as you can
  • What can you see in the background, through the windscreen?
  • What do you think the weather is like?
  • What do you think is happening?
  • At what time of day is this happening?
  • What (who!) can you see in the bottom left- and bottom right-hand corners?
  • How do you think this image relates to the theme of this unit, i.e., human factors?
  • What do you think are the human factors which affect a flight crew’s performance?
  • How important do you think communication is in aviation? Why?