While I’ve had the good fortunate to visit a countless number of airline cockpits over the years (it’s still something you can ask to do), I know many others are mystified by what airplane cockpits look like and how they work.
Well, if you’ve ever wondered what the cockpit of the world’s largest airliner looks like, Emirates put together a fantastic 360 degree cockpit tour of one of their Airbus A380s.
It’s only about three minutes long, and in the video a captain from New Zealand and a first officer from the UAE walk you through all the basic functions of the cockpit.
Since it’s a 360 degree tour, you can use your mouse to scroll directionally throughout the video (much like with Etihad’s recent virtual reality film starring Nicole Kidman, though admittedly the production quality in this Emirates video isn’t quite as high).
Here’s the video: