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Has Anyone Been In A Full-motion Flight Simulator?  
User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 10177 times:

Has anyone ever been on those pilot-for-a-day programs where they take you into a full-motion simulator? How are these programs? What was your experience? What aircraft did you fly and why? Was your experience a good one? Certainly, this will be different from an MSFS session.

Regards

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User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10029 times:

yes/no. been in a pilot for life program at Purdue University which includes 56 hours in both a 721 and 722 sim. I certainly love it.


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10020 times:

Well I was in an AA sim, it was their KC-135 (they use it to train Mid-East pilots) it was a pretty sweet deal. My friend ran into the then chief AA pilot at the hair cutter. He hooked us up with a tour. It was really cool.


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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10003 times:


I work for a company that offers these pilot for a day programs, so I am a little spoiled! I have been in the
MD90EFD, MD11, 717, simulators, it is a very good program as you get a chance to see what goes on in front.

We offer 30 minute simulator rides for $99, send me an email
mpenguin1@yahoo.com



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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10005 times:

Been in the 777 FS for AA.

Been in a 737NG FS here at WMU.

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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9985 times:

Been in the B744, B777, A340 and A310 simulator but that was a long time ago. I spent most of my time in the B744 and B777 simulator though, those were better to fly  Smile


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineDeltadude8 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 569 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10000 times:

Back before 9/11 I went on a tour with my sister (a DL F/A) and we were wandering about by ourselves and bumped into a DL employee who worked in the simulator section. It was a Sunday and he invited us to come have a look. We boarded the L1011 simulator and he closed the door and asked me if I would like to take it off. I didn't wait to respond and said how much I would love to.

He put us on the ground at ATL and I took the L1011 off with my F/A sister as my copilot...it was kinda easy. Then we climbed and he stopped the simulator. I started to get up and he said for me to hold on.

He then set me up a few miles off of ATL's runway, and told me to try and land it. About half way in a warning went off going "PULL UP.rrrr rrrr PULL UP" I panicked and threw the throttles all the way up and pulled back on the yoke as hard as I could. We stalled and the simulator reset. He said he would give me one more chance. This time I flew it perfect, putting down the flaps correctly and the gear correctly...

As I approached the runway I flared and set it down very lightly. Auto reversers kicked in and spoilers flew up...I landed it and taxied off the runway. He told me that he was amazed, that he had never in his life seen someone land an L1011 who is inexperienced. He told me that if it would have been possible he would have given me my license right there. He said it was a PERFECT LANDING...It was an amazing experience as the L1011 is my fav. a/c.

IF ANYONE EVER GETS A CHANCE GO FLY ONE...I WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT.


User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9966 times:

I'm trying to decide between the 737 and the 747. Any suggestions? Is the heavier one that much more difficult? I'd like the experience to be a rewarding one.

Regards


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9961 times:

I was in a Citation X sim at Flight Safety Intl here at CMH. Got to do a takeoff, and that's about it. Pretty awesome piece of equipment.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9960 times:

I think it'll still be a very wonderful experience no matter if its the B737 or B747 you choose to fly. But I'd prefer the B747, she's a beauty to fly, that weight, that size, that grace... everything...  Smile


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9936 times:

In connection with one of my college classes (737-200 Systems), I was granted a free hour in a full motion 737-200 simulator at the Salt Lake City FlightSafety office. Took off, manuevered, shot an ILS approach. I'd always wondered if I could land an airliner. Now I know. Since I was doing well, we decided to try some engine-out stuff. Had an engine-out approach and a go around, and an engine-out landing in manual reversion (hydraulic failure). The most difficult by far was the single engine go-around.

Also got to do some FO duties. Since we had studied 737-200 systems, I knew how to cope with some of the emergencies. I performed a manual landing gear extension, extended the flaps using the Alternate Flaps switch, and shut down an engine due to an engine fire.

And they pay people to do this.

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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9934 times:


Cool! What college was this for? I did not know that some colleges offer a
737-200 systems course!

Mike



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User currently offlineMiller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 717 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9937 times:

727-100/200 level B and C, B400A, CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 Level D's. Makes flying the PC a lot less exciting, but nothing is as exciting as dodging cumulus in the real thing.

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9860 times:

Just a little state school in the SLC area. They've got a four year aviation program. I never loved school until I started that program.

-Normal


User currently offlineFsdownloads From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 9847 times:

I was lucky enough to spend 2hrs in a British Airways B777 simulator. It was fantastic. The way they can simulate the G-force as you roll down the runway on takeoff is amazing!

User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 9826 times:

It seems that everyone here has some experience with the heavies and other smaller aircraft.

The reason why I'm considering the 737 is because it could be overwhelming with the 747. I want the experience to be rewarding and I want to have some fun while I'm at it. From what it seems, everyone has had fun regardless of aircraft type.

Regards


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9784 times:

I lucked out about 12 years ago and got to spend a few hours in an American Airlines 727 sim in Dallas. This was when I was in the Air Force and we had a reservist who was working with us at the time, who also was a chief sim pilot (?) with AA full time. His name was Maj. Bickle (I think Henry was his first name). Anyways, he quickly discovered my love of aviation and invited me over one day when they were training a flight engineer. I got to be the F/O. Wow! That was the best thing ever! We had an engine on fire, one landing gear stuck in the up postition; somebody even called the "tower" and told them to tell the F/O (me) they hoped I got a real "bang" out of this flight. Shortly after that an explosion occured in the first class cabin causing decompression and structural damage to our aircraft!
I will never ever forget that once in a lifetime experience I got to have  Smile



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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3466 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9786 times:

I've flown in a NW A320 simulator at the airline's Eagan, MN base near where I live. It was fantastic!!!!!

Jeremy


User currently offlineN951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9760 times:

I've done a few sims... KC-135, Saab 340, B737-300 EFIS, B1900D. The most time I have is in the B737-300 sim... I got my high altitude operations endorsement in that one as well.

User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9710 times:

Years back I played around in a MD-80 simulator at the TWA training center in STL. To this day it was probably one of the greatest experiences of my life. Even more so than flying the real general aviation aircraft that I fly.

User currently offlineSoupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9710 times:

I got to fly the C-130 sim at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas in 1991 and the C-17A
simualtor at Charleston AFB, SC in 2002. Applying the brakes in the C-17A was quite difficult, the plane would not slow down upon landing!!


User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9711 times:

Can anyone tell me where you found out how you can go in these simulators, because I know sites, but they're really expensive! any cheaper ones out there?

Cheers in advance...

LHR340



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User currently offlineMatt777 From Cayman Islands, joined Oct 2001, 503 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9708 times:

My brother works at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Ive been on the Gulfstreem 1900 and the 733 Simulators in DAB.
Regards from Argentina,
Matt  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineAv8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 9637 times:

"Flown" in a DC10 and 727 sim at Northwest's (NATCO)training facility in Eagan,MN.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9620 times:

I got to an An-24 of Lviv Airlines but it broke down.
-UN



What now?
25 FlySwiss : "Flown" in a MD11 SR, be careful by landings, if you crash it takes ages for reload the programe.
26 Post contains images Captain.md-11 : I will have to have a go in one next year for my MCC. It will most likely be a 737 classic series, as this is the aircraft that I have been studying t
27 AA61hvy : FlySwiss-did you crash in it?
28 Jhooper : I've been in the AA Flight Academy sim (M80) and a couple of USAF C-5 sims.
29 Notar520AC : A320 full motion sim for about 4 hours- was so much fun getting an engine fire! All the alarms go off and the warning lights come on- AGP was cool too
30 AA61hvy : Yeah actually flying the plane is fairly easy, its just the bad stuff you are trained for!
31 FSPilot747 : I just did the MD-90 sim at Alteon on Long Beach. It was amazing. The MD-90 is really stable. I swear I was thinking how much easier it was to land th
32 Bmistaff : I went in a British Midland (as it was then) 737 simulator years ago to what piolts undergoing their 6 monthly crash situations test. It was very exci
33 MidnightMike : FSPilot747 I am glad that you enjoyed yourself! The MD90 simulator that you flew is actually a special MD90 that is only operated by Saudi Arabian ai
34 AA61hvy : I'd rather fly a DC-10 type plane, where the plane doesn't fly it self (compared to a 777)
35 MidnightMike : Was the DC10 simulator in color? We have a 737-200, MD82, MD88 simulator that doesn't fly itself ( no color) Our 717, MD11, & MD90EFD simulator are a
36 Mirrodie : Thanks to Mike, I will soon be able to answer YES to this discussion. But one question. Mike, I was only told that these were offered: 717, MD-90, and
37 Post contains images Woodreau : Well it's OBE with MidnightMike's offer of $99 for 30 minutes in Long Beach... But ... ATOP, Inc is offering a 2-day 737 intro course for $435 at Cont
38 MidnightMike : Woodreau! Ok, consider me officially, envious, the F14 simulator, that is my favorite jet!!! How was the simulator? The airplane is a little old, was
39 Post contains images Mirrodie : Midnight, thanks ! You are a gentleman! Turns out we've changed plans! We'l fly into LAS on Tuesday and relax through Friday night, .... then leave ea
40 Post contains images Woodreau : The F-14 simulator was well used, you could see the worn panels. The visuals were in color, but not FS98 or FS2002 quality. Things were blocky But you
41 MidnightMike : Woodreau Whenevery you are ready, give me a call! When I was in the Navy I saw a F14 up close & sat in the cockpit, now that was pretty cool! mpengui
42 Mirrodie : Midnight, I can't wait! Looking through Travel books right now! Why don;t more museus buy older sims and put them to use for aviation fans?
43 MidnightMike : Mirrodie Look forward to meeting you & getting you in the simulator! You said that you wanted to ride in the MD11 & the 717? It is very expensive to
44 Post contains images Olympic A-340 : I actually just completed that ATOP course about 1-2 weeks ago. It was a blast. We were in the full motion 737-500 sim. Shot 2 ILS approaches into SFO
45 N951U : I actually just completed that ATOP course about 1-2 weeks ago. How is "Uncle Wayne" doing? Still telling people about the Trixie button? Did you sta
46 Post contains images Olympic A-340 : Trixie button still in use...and yes Sleep Inn...the only nice thing about it was that the planes would fly right over us I'm telling you some of Wayn
47 Post contains images Undies737 : Living on an airforce base, I have a simulator complex spitting distance away. It has: 1 x B707 1 x C130J-30 1 x C130H All the sims manufactured by CA
48 Post contains links MidnightMike : Undies737 Like you, I am just lucky, when I worked for Nippon Cargo Airlines in New York, I got to play in the TWA 747 simulator that they had over th
49 Undies737 : MidnightMike If only I lived in the US, I'd be there full noise. There is no company which offers simrides here in Skippyland. It all about "who you k
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