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Concorde First officer side Console and flight Controls
This section Covers the first officer's additional controls, in particular the control column and side console on the aircraft
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1. Control column
2. Lighting control
3. Weather radar
4. Oxygen outlet
5. Headset sockets and speaker control
6. Lighting control & Speaker unit
7. Smoke goggles
8. Nose wheel steering
9. Ruddar pedal adjustment
The Concorde control column is far more complex than you may initially think, apart from controlling the flying surfaces it has several other functions as detailed below.
Left you can see the First officer's control, there are two slight differences between the pilots and first officers controls.
1. The pilots side control is a mirror image of the first officers.
2. The pilots control has the emergency control button
ADI pitch bar control
Audio selector flight or ground. This switch is located behind the control
Top - Electronic trim
Bottom - Autopilot disconnect button
The control column also incorporates a stick shaker to alert flight outside normal parameters for example when the aircraft is at risk of stall.
Please note the weather radar was upgraded during service, the detail to the Right and below is for the old system but the principle of operation is the same.
Left you can see the newer weather radar unit used in the BA Production fleet
Above ; Radar used in Air France Concorde, this unit was replaced by BA for the one below and left
Oxygen mask and controls
Headset sockets and speaker control
Lighting control and speaker position
Contains a set of smoke goggles in case of fire or smoke