I think a picture says it all, having a look at the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner cockpit.
There hasn’t been much fanfare about it, but take a close look at the flight deck of the new Boeing. In particular, do you notice something interesting in the windshield area? The two glass panels in front of the captain and first officer’s positions are new heads up display panels that place critical information directly in the pilots’ line of sight, just like a military fighter.
This is a major change for commercial aviation, one that has been kept to military applications. Adding HUDs to the new Boeing is a welcome addition, as the pilot can access critical information when time is of the essence, during critical phases of flight.
The last major change in flight information was the introduction of the glass cockpit, seen below the windshield, where data is displayed in computer panels, configurable during flight. Of course, there are discrete indicators as backups, such as the srtificial horizon, attitude indicators, altimeter, compass, directional aids,et cetera. SImply awesome.
Having some fun this afternoon tinkering with the e280v2 and Clip Zip. Though I should be out riding my bicycle today, listening to music has won for now. Funny how that happens.
I have to look further into the flight deck. I’m sure there’s some space to install a dock connection for the Sansa, now that would be really nice.