Canopy, Cabin, Cockpit. The cockpit (cabin) is the compartment in an aircraft for the
pilot and or other persons. The cover of the cockpit or cabin is the canopy. Figure 17
shows examples of cockpits or cabins.
Recognition features of the tail section on an aircraft are the tail flats (horizontal piece)
and tail fin (vertical piece). The description of the tail section is nearly identical to the
description of wings.
Tail Flat Position. Position of the tail flat in relation to the tail fin or fuselage is an aid in
aircraft recognition. Example tail flat positions are shown in Figure 18.