Cxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5487 times:
I'm afraid to say that I've blown what was supposed to be a very special Christmas gift - thankfully, the person who's bought it for me doesn't know I know about it - it's a one hour flight simulator experience and I'm already sooooo excited!!
Question is, I can choose whether I want to fly an A320, A330, A340 or a B757 or B767 - what should I go for. I really fancy the 757 or 767 so I can use the yoke but I also wouldn't mind the A330.
Can anyone offer me help in what it a great dilemma to have?
Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7527 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5443 times:
I would go with the 757, more flying than with an A320. The cockpit will be laided out better with less LCD screens and all which I find more fun. The yoke would be more fun and 757 throttles also seem more fun too. 757/767 all the way!
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1885 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5430 times:
I've flown an A340 and A320 simulator and been inside a 744 simulator. In my personal opinion , go for the newest simulator out of the lot. In this case , I would assume its between the A330 and A340. I'd take either one of these since the visuals will be much more realistic than the older 757 , 767 and A320 sims making your experience that much more realistic. Just my personal opinion . It comes down to your choice of sound , feel and love for the aircraft. If thats the case , I'd opt for the 767.
MidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5353 times:
Quoting Cxsjr (Thread starter): Question is, I can choose whether I want to fly an A320, A330, A340 or a B757 or B767 - what should I go for. I really fancy the 757 or 767 so I can use the yoke but I also wouldn't mind the A330.
Many companies, use the same simulator for both the 757 & 767, so, if you go for the 757 option, you can at least say that you were in the 767. As a 2nd choice, I would go with the A320, the smaller the airplane, the better it handles. With the larger aircraft, it takes so much time to make your turns.
Try to get their a little earlier before the sim session and see if they will allow you to use the briefing room, this way you can get a little familar with the cockpit. You don't want to waste to much time, as the first time in a similar, it can be overwhelming.....
If you are going with Virtual Aviation in Gatwick & Luton, I know that they use the 757/767 simulator.