Did you know ? #1

Did you know ? - Aviatorsbuzz
Source: Wikipedia

Q) Why is the pilot’s compartment referred to as the cockpit?

A) A cockpit was the pit in which cocks battled, in layman terms a place where the battles/ fights took place, by analogy, World War I pilots referred to their cramped compartments where they had to work as cockpits.

 

Did you know ? - Aviatorsbuzz
Did you know ? – Aviatorsbuzz

Q) Why are control sticks called ‘Joy Stick’?

A) The control stick was developed by a man whose last name was Joyce and was originally called Joyce Stick, which became foreshortened by use to ‘Joystick’.

 

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