During our recent well deserved and relaxing vacation, ML and I had to travel in a Cessna 402 a few times. Passing up the opportunity to sit in the copilot seat the first time I decided to try it the second time when there were fewer passengers. You can see here where my typical seat was, having the most leg and (just barely)head room. My hair was actually rubbing the roof liner.
ML said I entertained the other passengers as I packed myself into the copilot seat. I can't figure out why!
Once I was seated I questioned the pilot several time if I was a hindrance to him as there was one knob behind my left knee he had to work. He swore I was fine, that bigger people than me had sat there. I find it hard to believe.
It was fun to sit up there with the controls in front of me and have a pilot view of the 20 minute trip. That being said I made sure my knees were pressed into the side of the plane on my right and the side of the control panel on my left. The copilot controller follows the pilot's actions, meaning my controller would move in and out and rotate in front of me. I in no way felt experienced enough to control the plane with my knees!
About the art:
These are spontaneous brush and ink drawings colored in Photoshop. There were a couple warm up images seen here.