The finger brakes are located on the center console so either occupant can operate them. I've actually flown airplanes, experimentals, with hand- or finger-operated brakes before, and believe me, it takes some getting used to. The Liberty features brakes split left and right, and steering by differential braking, so you not only stop the airplane with your fingers; you steer with them, too. If that sounds like a juggling act, just try adjusting the power lever while making a turn. Hint: use the heel of your hand. Liberty plans to offer toe brakes as an option, though I'd be willing to bet that they'll wind up being a standard feature on the airplane before too long. Even though finger brakes are an economical approach to the design, they're just too complicated to use.