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

Click Below for more detail

 

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

 

Control column

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.

Lighting control

 
 

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.

Weather radar

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

 

Smoke Goggles

Contains a set of smoke goggles in case of fire or smoke

 

Nose wheel steering

 

Ruddar pedal adjust