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737 Simulator @ FCO, And All Can Fly It!  
User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8799 times:

Hi all,

I'm surprised this didn't show up yet in the forum, I tried a search but found nothing (if I'm wrong please mods delete this post or merge it)...
So basically they installed a fully functioning 737/800 simulator (I mean a REAL one!) in AZ/SkyTeam the business lounge at FCO, I was quite impressed to see an airliner cockpit as I entered the lounge today, and I immediately asked for a ride. I could play being the F/O while a very nice female "captain" assisted me  
I took off from Venice, circled the airport and landed rwy 04R... I did well, just sligtly off the runway centerline but I didn't crash 
The ride comes absolutely for free. Nice idea, a real treat for all the enthusiasts out there!
Cheers!


If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
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User currently offlineBA777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8801 times:

Is it full motion? Or fixed? Any pics?


I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
User currently offlinecurlyheadboy From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8699 times:

Not a full motion one of course, but absolutely full functional in every detail.




If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8693 times:

But is it safe to use? I mean, it is based on a 50 year old design..    


Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlinecurlyheadboy From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8665 times:

One more picture  



If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8425 times:

They used to have these at several places in New Zealand. I flew 5 or 6 hours at various times. Great fun. I even flew under the Golden Gate bridge.

User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7473 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8197 times:

Pity that I am flying to FCO with U2.

User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8130 times:

So how does one get the job of flying in a flight simulator all day?

Was the "captain" an actually pilot?

Anyway cool idea. Would love to see this in lounges here or preferbly in my home.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlinecurlyheadboy From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days ago) and read 8013 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 7):

So how does one get the job of flying in a flight simulator all day?

Was the "captain" an actually pilot?

I can't answer on how you get such job, I can tell you she was a young lady who appeared to be very familiar not only with the aircraft systems, but also with flying the airplane. Actually she took the thing pretty seriously and she wouldn't let me just toy with the cockpit, I had to fly the plane the way it was supposed to and my visual for RWY 04R was performed like it was a real landing. If I did something wrong she quickly corrected me.
I personally think she was actually a pilot, but I was shy to ask... like I felt sorry she had a crappy job for a real pilot...
  



If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
User currently offlineba777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7556 times:

That's quite interesting..

As an FYI, in Toronto there is a place called Threshold Aviation which sells packages for simulator sessions. Their sim is a 737-800 in a former United 737-500 aircraft. It's quite impressive.

Website is: www.thresholdaviation.com



I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7468 times:

Looks cool. I'll be in Rome for a short time in June until I move on around Europe. Hopefully I'll get time to check it out.


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