Take an Interactive 360-Degree Tour of a Cockpit During Takeoff

Andrew LaSane
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Not counting the fictional ones we see in movies and on TV, plane cockpits are mysterious spaces reserved for a very exclusive club. Passengers can usually sneak a quick peek at the controls during boarding, but during flights, the doors are sealed—meaning takeoff and landing procedures remain a secret to even the most frequent fliers. Not anymore, thanks to the Swiss website Blick, which recently posted an interactive video that allows viewers to turn the camera 360 degrees inside of an Airbus A320 cockpit.

Check out a few screenshots and the full video below, and be sure to click the directional arrows in the top left corner to control which section of the cockpit is in view as the plane takes off from Zurich and lands in Geneva.

[h/t Petapixel]