Flight Chair – MFC-1 Blackbird

The MFC-1 Blackbird is the first office chair developed especially for flight. Breathable hybrid synthetic leather made out of vinyl and polyurethane covers the chair.

Selection: Without Brake: Standard – for use without pedals. Caster and Rotation Brake: The Chair can be set in a fixed position for optimal pedal use.

Production time: 6 weeks

SKU: 0063 Category:

Concept

We never intended to build our chairs. However, since there wasn‘t a chair on the market suitable for flight, we had to take action. In the past, we often had negative experiences using joysticks and throttles with office and gaming chairs. Thus, eventually, we had no choice but to design our own.

Our goal was to create a chair that combines high quality, ergonomics, seating comfort (especially for long flights), and that works well with different flight control setups. Also, the chair has a central cut-out in the seat to mount a center joystick in the perfect position. Also, the chair has a central cut-out in the seat to mount a center joystick in the perfect position.

Flight Chair MFC-1 Blackbird (without brake)
Flight Chair MFC-1 Blackbird (without brake)

Design

The most important feature is the specialized form of the backrest.

The wider contured bottom part provides stability and support for the pilot. The slimmer top part allows for full freedom of the shoulder and elbows to have complete unimpeded joystick/throttle motion range.

With this seat allows full unristricted operation of the joystick and throttle.

Features

  • Height adjustable
  • Synchronous mechanism – the seat and backrest move synchronously with each other
  • You can fix the backrest in 5 positions
  • The backrest’s height is adjustable in 6 positions
  • Seat depth adjustment
  • Seat tilt adjustment
  • Padded 4-D armrests
  • Glass fiber reinforced base
  • Seat cut-out for center joysticks

Optional for pedal users:

  • Lockable easy-running castors for all floors
  • Rotation Brake
MFC Caster and Rotation Brake

Flight Chair MFC-1 Blackbird (without brake)

Cover

The seat cover is made out of a new breathable and water-vapor-permeable synthetic leather from Continental in our home town Hannover. The hybrid material made of vinyl and polyurethane uses the best properties of both and provides surface softness and durability.

Manufacture

A local North German manufacturer makes our chairs. It is a company known for producing high-quality office chairs since 1966. Each chair is made by hand.

Scope of Delivery

  • 1x Flight Chair – MFC-1 Blackbird
  • 5x Lockable castors (optional)
  • 1x Rotation Brake (optional)

The MFC-1 chair is made on order and has a delivery time of approx. 6 weeks.

Joystick / HOTAS chair mounts left / right joystick or throttle are not in the scope of delivery. They are only in the product images to illustrate the complete structure.

Extensions

Technical Details

Seat width: 51 cm (20 in)
Seat depth: 44 cm + 5 cm (17.3 in + 2 in) adjustment range
Backrest width: 47 cm (18.5 in)
Backrest height: 82 – 88 cm (32.3 – 34.6 in)
Seat thickness: 10 cm (3.9 in)
Seat height: 46 – 59 cm (18.1 – 23.2 in)
Total height: 128 – 147 cm (50.3 – 57.9 in)
Armrest, lowest position, measured from the seat:14 cm (5.5 in)
Armrest, highest position measured from the seat surface:24 cm (9.4 in)
Base diameter: 65 cm (25.6 in)
Density foam seat: 40 kg/m³
Max. Load:150 kg (330 lbs)

Foams CFC- and CHC-free, single-origin, breathable cut foam
All materials are GS tested, sorted, labeled, and recyclable

FAQ

  • Are the Joystick/HOTAS Chair Mounts included?
    No, this product contains only the pilot seat. All attachment points on the bottom of the seat are available.
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