The New B737 Cockpit: Explained

Welcome to the Boeing 737 cockpit tutorial! This new cockpit puts the final touches on the aircraft and finishes the 737 family rework. In addition to the Boeing 737 cockpit, The Boeing 777-200ER cockpit was also revamped. This cockpit is almost identical to the B777-200ER but does have some extra instruments which can be seen below. Take a read to get caught up on the new features in the cockpit. Let’s begin!

Overview

Letter Instrument Explained
A Primary Flight Display* This screen contains your attitude indicator, airspeed, altitude, and much more. It also shows whether you are aligned on the glideslope and the localizer for the ILS.
B Navigation Display* This screen shows a map of your flight plan with two different modes and zoom levels. Surrounding live air traffic is also now displayed on this map. See more information below on which mode means what and how to read the map.
C Engine and Crew Alert Display* This screen shows the main engine information such as N1, amount of fuel on board, and much more. There are also alerts that popup to alert the pilots the status of the aircraft.
D Standby Attitude Indicator This standby screen acts as a backup that contains the same main data as the Primary Flight Display.
E ADF Bearing Indicator Points towards selected ADF/NDB Station. Not modeled in simulator.
F Gear Lever This lever controls your landing gear.
G Multifunction Display Displays example checklists which currently do not operate within Infinite Flight.
H Flight Management Display Unit This screen shows data of the aircraft such as ground speed, GPS position, time, and track.
I Trim Control This control wheel controls your aircraft trim.
J Spoiler Lever This lever controls your spoilers position.
K Throttle Control These levers control the amount of thrust for your aircraft.
L Flap Lever This lever controls your flaps position.
M Radio Management Panel Displays the current active ATC frequency you are tuned to.
N Clock Displays current Zulu time in simulator.
O Autopilot Control Panel This panel shows autopilot information such as selected airspeed, heading, vertical speed, and altitude (ASL).
P Standby Heading Indicator This standby magnetic compass displays current aircraft heading as a backup.

How are they used?

Primary Flight Display

Navigation Display

Engine and Crew Alert Display



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I select a SID/STAR procedure?

Check out the tutorial below on how to manage certain procedures with your flight plan.

https://community.infiniteflight.com/t/instrument-procedures/440719


What are the flap speeds for the Boeing 737 Family?

This data is actually always with you in the cockpit! Check out where you can find the speeds in the diagram below.


What does the APU do and when do I use it?

This update brings a brand new feature to Infinite Flight which is an Auxiliary Power Unit, or commonly known as APU. The APU functions mainly to maintain power to the aircraft when the engines aren’t ignited. Check out the tips below on when to start and use it within your online flight.

  • The Main Battery must be turned ON to start the APU.
  • To start the APU, switch to APU START. Again, it will only start if your battery is on.
  • In real life, the APU is started immediately after the Main Battery is turned ON.
  • Shut down the APU as soon as the engines start.
  • If you want to taxi with only one engine on a multiple engine aircraft after landing, start the APU first before shutting down any engines to maintain realism.

How does the VNAV system work?

Also new to this update, we now have Vertical Navigation, commonly referred to as VNAV, in Infinite Flight. This takes some more explaining so there is a separate tutorial for this which can be seen below.

https://community.infiniteflight.com/t/the-vnav-tutorial-wip/422694

What is TCAS and where can I find it in the cockpit?

TCAS stands for traffic collision avoidance system and it’s main function in Infinite Flight is to show you surrounding aircraft on your Navigation Display. The aircraft on the display are marked with a white diamond with a couple of symbols and numbers next to it. There is an arrow which shows the aircraft vertical direction, up or down. It also includes a +/- which depicts altitude difference in hundreds of feet relative from your present altitude.

For Example:

  • +21 = 2,100ft above you
  • -21 = 2,100ft below you


Like always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask below. You can take a look at more cockpit tutorials here: A-10, XCub, A359, A3XX, C172, B772

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Hmm how odd

Beautiful tutorial! I need to get a larger device to enjoy these features as more live cockpits are added! Just a bit too small to see what’s going on with my 7 inch phone. Nevertheless, it adds a whole new degree of immersiveness and it looks absolutely fantastic!

That error is fine. I’ll be publishing that tutorial tomorrow. 👀

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This update is amazing thanks for the 737😍

Maybe i’m doing something wrong but I’ve found that the Avionics don’t turn off/on unless I turn APU off/on too
I thought battery is the only thing needed for Avionics and APU for engines 🤔
Regardless of the aircraft we fly

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Excellent work as always with the tutorials.

About the AOA(Angle of Attack) indicator:

Is the TCAS also on the Navigation Display of other aircraft with live cockpits like the A320 or just the 737 and 777?

Guys I have a dumb question
On the central display “engine and crew aletr”, the fuel qty looks odd for me. You have 3 digits but the summation is done with only 2. On real 737 display the calculation looks correct. Bug on game or bug in mly head?

Thanks for the topic, should help me a lot.

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Hey! I’m looking at some 737 cockpit layouts and it looks like it shows correctly in the sim. This could have changed through versions of the aircraft but I’m not quite sure. I would say it’s all good for right now :)