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  •  It's been a while since I was on the 727 (3+ / 0-)
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    I had to dig out the manual and look.

    There was an "Eye Position Indicator", which was just 3 little plastic balls that sat up on the glareshield.

    If you adjusted your seat so that they were all lined up you were supposedly sitting in the recommended position.

    O O O

    I forget if I ever really used it or just put the seat where it felt right.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 01:40:49 AM PST

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      What they showed was a white ball with 2 red ones mounted 'behind it" on the center post of the front windscreen.  Not sure how the system worked.

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 08:51:34 PM PDT

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