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Which Simulator Should I Choose?  
User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4010 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?

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User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

My personal fav is the 767, a bit more involved in 767 operations you dont have all lcd screens etc depedends. You could put it down to Newish or Oldish? lol  Smile

GO THE 767!!!! id love to be able to do this sort of thing, are tehre any sims in australia at all?
cheers



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User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

A320!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm thinking of going on the same  Smile



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User currently offlineAirfly From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3983 times:

Hello,

I would go for the 757, easy planes to fly and must be a good joy!
Go for it!  Smile

Cheers
Lucca M.



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User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3975 times:
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I presume it is Virtual Aviation?

http://www.virtualaviation.co.uk

If it is, then the 737 is also an option. Big grin

If location isn't an issue, then I'd personally LOVE to fly the A320, but if I ended up in anything else I wouldn't be that bothered!!  Wink

-Gofly  Smile



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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3966 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!


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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

Hi there.

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  Smile. It comes down to your choice of sound , feel and love for the aircraft. If thats the case , I'd opt for the 767.

Have fun!

-SA006  wave 



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Out of the choices you've given, I would go for the A340, 4 engines baby! Other then that I'd go for the A330 followed by the B767 and B757.


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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

757 or 767



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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

I'd go for B757. It is my Fav a/c and if i get a chance to go on one i'd choose B757.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineTangoecho From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 127 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

I'd choose the 757 without a doubt..  airplane 

Stu...  crossfingers 

P.S. Let us know what you chose, and how you got on.



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3876 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.

757/767 simulator at Gatwick
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/KIF_0335.jpg

A320 simulator at Gatwick
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/KIF_0334.jpg

For me, my favorite is the 717 simulator!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/MidnightMike/alteon1.jpg



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User currently offlineAC21365 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

I was about to say, our T-tail bretheren aint gettin' no love.

User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

Quoting Gofly (Reply 4):
I presume it is Virtual Aviation?

http://www.virtualaviation.co.uk

If it is, then the 737 is also an option.?

The 737NG simulators are very busy, when I was working in Gatwick, the 737NG simulators were over 90% full at Gatwick, Luton, & Manchester...



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Oh yeah, since the subject came up, we offer the full flight simulator rides in Long Beach, California, just on the 717 & MD11 simulators.

http://www.webradium.com/aviationtrainingentertainment87901/index.htm



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User currently offlineLastordu From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

Ok Mike it said $150 is that a hour or 1/2 a hour? And damn it now I want to go. Oh and for the topic go with the 757 and/or 767.


Nick



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

Quoting Lastordu (Reply 15):
Ok Mike it said $150 is that a hour or 1/2 a hour? And damn it now I want to go.

$150 for "1" hour....



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User currently offlineLastordu From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 16):
$150 for "1" hour...

That's not bad at all. Crap now I really want to go.

Nick



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Pity they don't offer the 744, that would be a blast. I'd go 767 if I were you.

User currently offlineLHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

757, in my mind, none of the others (possibly the 767) compare. The 757 is the rocket, ask if you can mimik a Shuttle flight from LHR - MAN.

Never know, if you do a good job might get offered a job to do it for real, hehe!

Thanks Dave Big grin  old 



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User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Guys, thanks for all your recommendations - looks like the 757/767 is the favourite and I think the one I'll go with., even though I keep pulling towards the A340 for the 4 engine thing!

Whatever happens, it won't be until the new year as officially I don't know about it yet! I shall feign surprise on Christmas Day and hopefully have made a concrete decision by then.

I'll be sure to post another thread and let you know if passengers would be safe in my hands (or not as the case may be, I reckon FS could be quite forgiving by comparison!!?!).

Thanks folks!


User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3695 times:

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 1):
are tehre any sims in australia at all?

There are three at Mascot, the 744,743 and 763. But I've heard it takes LOTS of money to get in to these and you might have to go in the middle of the night.

I've been in a Hornet Sim at WLM and that was a blast. I'd pick the 767.

QFA380


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