C-130 - one or two pilots

Anyone who had flown the C-130 has noticed there’s a guy sitting next to you. He doesn’t do much, but he’s the co-pilot. The internal cockpit view shows your chair being more or less empty (edited ☺️).

But what do you see when you look from the outside, into the cockpit…

Let me know if he looks like you ;-)

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This is what I see in the internal view: 8008CF21-ADEE-4DF4-AD62-027EAFE787DC
Both chairs occupied.

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Gosh…you’re right.
Just no head! 😅

am sure he has a head…

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I thought this was really interesting when the C-130 was released. The idea of looking down and seeing your (virtual) body in the seat makes me wondering if they were testing a virtual 1st person view concept. FDS is always full of ideas, so you have to wonder why the decision was made to have the C-130 designed this way, since no other aircraft have a pilot in the Captain’s chair. Things that make you go hmmmmmm.

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Well apart from the C-172…hmmmmm but only from external view!

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Oh yeah, that is a good point. Thanks for the correction…and the C-172 : )

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Can we get a Flight Engineer view from the Center seat! Best view in the world!

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I think there’s a request already.

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It ain’t a request…

Well when I see “can we” for me it’s like a request…

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I’m sure it will come! I bet they will add more pilots and maybe even passengers soon enough!

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