Boeing B-29 Superfortress
David Oliver, Flight Operations Officer, B-29/B-24 Squadron Commemorative Air Force
This is a great cockpit! The truth is when it comes to a flying airplane—instrumentation aside—the basic ergonomics make all the difference. That means that the yoke in front of you is at the right height with a good feel; a seat that allows some adjustment; and rudder pedals that are ergonomic for your feet. In the Liberator, they’re too far apart and travel too far, so a short guy can’t get reach them. The B-29 doesn’t have any of that. It’s well balanced with the correct throw for different body sizes. It also has a nice big old fat trim wheel sitting on the left side by your knee.