It is behind or over the airplane nose, mostly directly behind the radar facility. The pilot and possibly its copilot sit in flight direction. The responsible person Luftfahrzeugführer sits with most airplanes left (see flight manual). The flight engineer, if intended, sits transverse to the flight direction.
In a Pilotenkanzel several hundred operating and control elements for the enterprise, the control, navigation, communication and the flow chart are present.
The most important elements are the control wheel or the control stick, the airspeed indicator, the artificial horizon, the altimeter, the rate of climb indicator, the Flight management system, the autopilot, the tachometer, the turn and slip indicator, the radiocompass, the BEFORE - indicator, the radio, the tank quantity announcement, the oil pressure announcement, the automatic circuit breakers, the pedals, the Gashebel, the chassis operation, the load pressure indication, the fire-extinguishing system, the intercom etc. The moreover manuals, map material, radio frequency lists are among other things in the Pilotenkanzel The mostly quite large on board computer is outside of the Pilotenkanzel (with Boeing 747 it is underneath the Pilotenkanzel).
The announcements (clocks) are mainly frontally before the body underneath the view axle of the pilots, while the most switches and indicator lights are over the head or transverse to the flight direction.
for night flights all instruments must be lit, additionally are at least an operational flashlight to be carried. Modern Pilotenkanzeln are equipped with computers; thus one finds a multiplicity at large and small monitors here as so-called glass cockpit (EFIS).
The windows of the Pilotenkanzel are antireflection coated, can be moistened and had with a water-rejecting liquid sometimes windshield wipers. The windshield is mostly centrically divided from Stablitätsgründen. The side windows can be mostly opened. Some types of aircraft have also view downward (laterally and frontally). There are emergency exits usually only in larger airplanes.
To the protection from Luftpiraten the door is locked and armored to the cab with passenger airlines. In combat aircraft the seats of the pilots are out-arranged as ejection seat. During the release the glass dome is blown away. The crew carries in the Pilotenkanzel a Headset.
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