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Pilot YouTuber Gives a Tour of Secret Room Under Airplane Cockpit

News Airports + Flying
by Jori Ayers Jun 28, 2021

If you’d like to know what goes on behind the scenes of your flight, YouTuber and Airbus pilot bjornpilot has some inside gossip for you. In one of his most recent videos, he gives a special tour of the Airbus 350 and reveals some secrets about the aircraft. It turns out there’s more than what meets the eye, like a rest compartment for the crew and a secret room under the cockpit.

Bjorn starts his secret tour of the aircraft by showing the rest compartment for the crew (pilot included) — it’s a tiny area made up of one seat and two beds separated by curtains. But the real juicy stuff comes when Bjorn shows a mysterious narrow trapdoor inside the cockpit that leads to a secret room via a skinny ladder: the avionics compartment.

The avionics room is filled from floor to ceiling with computers that operate the plane. It’s basically like a huge server room. From the avionics room, available only to authorized staff, one can also access the landing gears and the cargo hold.

For more aviation secrets that regular passengers don’t know about, check out Bjorn’s YouTube channel.

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