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Compartment where the glider pilot sits among all the instruments necessary to pilot the aircraft and control flight.
Apparatus that sends and receives signals to communicate with another glider or with a ground station.
turn and slip knob
Lever that maintains the position of the control stick to reduce pilot fatigue.
air brake handle
Lever used to raise and lower the air brakes.
Foot lever that the pilot presses down to control rudder movement.
tow release knob
Lever used to release the tow cable connecting the glider to the tow plane that brings it aloft.
Device that indicates the glider’s vertical rate of climb or descent by mechanical means.
Device that indicates the glider’s vertical rate of climb or descent by means of an electric sensor; it is more accurate than a mechanical variometer.
Device indicating the speed of the glider with respect to the air through which it is moving.
Device that controls the opening and closing of air vents to provide air circulation within the cockpit.
Place where the pilot sits to maneuver the glider; the pilot is strapped into the seat and wears a mandatory reserve parachute.
Lever used to control the ailerons and the elevator.
canopy release knob
Lever that detaches the cockpit canopy from the fuselage so the pilot can eject in case of emergency.
Device that converts electric pulses into broadcast or recorded sounds.
oxygen feeding knob
Device used to activate the system that provides the pilot with oxygen when the glider climbs to high altitudes.
oxygen feeding control
Device used to regulate the pilot’s oxygen flow.
turn and slip indicator
Instrument with a gyroscope connected to a pointer that indicates the rate and direction of turning; it also has a ball that shows if the glider is rolling sideways.
Navigation instrument that indicates the glider’s direction with respect to magnetic north.
Device indicating the glider’s altitude.