The world owes Indonesia
Posted on August 26th, 2010 at 12:16 pm
by Akhyari 0
Did you know, that all planes used to have
4-5 crews in the cockpit? They were the
Pilot, Co-pilot, Navigator, Telecom, and
Technician. Now…planes only have two
men, much more simple. How come?
In 1983, Mr. Wiweko Soepono, the Director
of Garuda Indonesia, briliantly came
to Airbus bringing an idea of Forward
Facing Crew Cockpit. Mr. Wiweko reduced
the number of crews in the cockpit of 4-
engined Douglas DC-8 from 5 to only 3, as
he thought that flight radio operator and
navigator were no longer needed. Airbus
adopted his idea and released world’s
first two-cockpit airplane Airbus A300B4,
and Garuda Indonesia was the first to fly
this newly released airplane.
[url=farrasoct.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/garuda-a3002.jpg?w=440&h=145]A 300 Garuda[/url]
Mr. Wiweko was activelly involvedf in
designing the Airbus new cockpit
arrangement. He, with another aircraft
maker Beechcraft designed and prepared
Beechcraft Super H-18 for himself to make
solo flight crossing Pacific ocean.
Mr.Wiweko flied 60 hours, refueling in
Hawaii, Wake Island, Guam, and Manila.
Beechcraft Super H18
He was the first man in Asia to fly solo
crossing the pacific on light aircraft.
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