Overhead Scan - FLT CTL Panel (Capt)

The distinction of this being the Captain's side is important because there is a similar panel on the First Officer's side that is also labeled FLT CTL. For now, we just need to look at the Captain's side.

Drawing: Eric Bradley [© 2015]

If any of the buttons show white lights, push them to extinguish. In case you were wondering, these buttons control the various Flight Control systems.

ELAC is the Elevator & Aileron Computer.

SEC is the Spoiler & Elevator Computer.

FAC is the Flight Augmentation Computer

The controls on the Captain's side operate the first computer of each type. On the First Officer's side, the controls operate the 2nd and 3rd computers of each type.