Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
My kinda gal.
Mother in law was WASP Class 43-W-4.RIP Gramdma Fran. http://www.twu.edu/library/wasp/wasppdf/Sargent.pdf
Who put Bettie Page in a plane?
I'll bet these brave women were NOT bothered by calling it a "Cockpit". And we currently have students on college campi calling for 'safe zones' because they just can't be bothered with free discussion. My heart weeps...
If not a cockpit, do we call it another word with a c in it?
LL- you got me to thinking about the origins of the word, so here it is, from Google:late 16th century: from cock + pit. In the early 18th century the term was in nautical use, denoting an area in the aft lower deck of a man-of-war where the wounded were taken, later coming to mean ‘the “pit” or well in a sailing yacht from which it was steered’; hence the place housing the controls of other vehicles.