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Topic: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: The747Man
Posted 2001-09-25 04:03:33 and read 1564 times.

Just read it in the newspaper. Very sad news, I was planning to do this on the 747-400 next summer on the "Pilot for a Day" system that UAL closed down from the public.

Hey David (ILUV767), could you give us some more info on this? Is it ever expected to re-open?

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Cx flyboy
Posted 2001-09-25 04:10:22 and read 1502 times.

What's the Airline Pilot For A Day system? Sounds interesting!

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: The747Man
Posted 2001-09-25 04:12:46 and read 1486 times.

It was this program offered by UAL where you could pay to use any of there flight simulators in Denver. There were three kinds of packages you could buy for each aircraft. Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages. They all offered atleast 1 hours in the sim and some other things with the Gold Package being the most expensive. They had the whole fleet of simulators being offered.

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Ryu2
Posted 2001-09-25 04:14:13 and read 1474 times.

CX flyboy, It was a chance for you to spend a hour or two in the simulators at United's training facility at Denver.

What a stupid move -- if this is related to the attacks, as you are constantly under supervision anyways, and they'd never let you "practice" crashing into buildings.

Topic: Ryu2
Username: SouthRebels
Posted 2001-09-25 04:50:41 and read 1431 times.

The hijackers never practiced flying into buildings. There is no skill there. All they needed to do is learn how to fly a plane. You never specifically practiced making right turns when learning to drive. If you can drive a car you can make a right turn. If you can fly a plane you can fly it into something.

Topic: RE: Ryu2
Username: UAL Bagsmasher
Posted 2001-09-25 05:04:23 and read 1428 times.

They were planning on having an open house @ DENTK in October where employees could donate money to United Way in exchange for Sim time. This too was dropped...

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Mls515
Posted 2001-09-25 05:09:35 and read 1415 times.

It sounds like a PR move. How would everyone like Dateline to do a story on "Pilot for a Day"?

Topic: RE: Ryu2
Username: 5280AGL
Posted 2001-09-25 05:10:16 and read 1409 times.

Yes, unfortunately this is true. I personally think it is a very bad move. I felt this was a good public relations setup...Another knee-jerk idea, which will seem idiotic 1-2 years down the road.

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Ryu2
Posted 2001-09-25 05:17:12 and read 1405 times.

I just hope BA doesn't follow suit.

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: ILUV767
Posted 2001-09-25 05:41:06 and read 1395 times.

I have not yet heard anything about this, but I'll do some searching around, and see if I can come up with some additional answers.

I L U V 7 6 7

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Flygga
Posted 2001-09-25 05:52:50 and read 1377 times.

http://www.ualservices.com/html/buissupp_pilot.html

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Ryu2
Posted 2001-09-25 07:20:34 and read 1356 times.

Do you think that flight simulators (the physical kind) will be US export-controlled items, just like weapons, chemicals, supercomputers, etc?

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Early Air
Posted 2001-09-25 07:23:33 and read 1354 times.

Oh no! I was hopeing to do that this Febuary! Is there any other place to use a commercial airline simulator? I was hoping on using one of those for such a long time.

Rgds,
Early Air

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Ryu2
Posted 2001-09-25 07:26:11 and read 1348 times.

As I posted earlier, BA has one -- of course, you need to travel to London first...

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: VirginA340
Posted 2001-09-25 07:29:59 and read 1346 times.

I'm not a big fan of aiplane simulators but rather the ones on helecopters rule! You can go anywhere. They are even useful to see the yankees play from above. with commercial planes you're only joy is lading. not much of a view unless you are wither landing or after takeoff. It gets boring at crusing level.

Nothing can beat combat simulators of choppers and fighter planes. These simulators make the commercial ones look like a slow flight to grandma's.

I already tried BA's the only thing good of that was landing and takeoff in not so good weather and seeing the cities from the flightdeck after takeoff and before landing.

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Ryu2
Posted 2001-09-26 02:24:22 and read 1311 times.

I agree completely with this guy:

http://aerowinx.com/forum.cgi?read=38098

Topic: RE: UAL's Airline Pilot For A Day Is Gone.
Username: Brett80211
Posted 2001-09-26 04:07:23 and read 1281 times.

When I was out in Denver last March I was able to fly the 747-400 simulator. My grandma new a pilot trainer and Gina was able to give me a tour of the Facility and get me into the simulator for a while. The place is great they also have a gift shop where you can buy UAL stuff, I got a UAL shirt, Pin of a 757, a logbook and these posters of the cockpit of the 777 and 737 that real airline pilots use to familiarize them selves with the cockpits. When my scanner works again I will up-load some pics of a 777, 747-400, 737 simulators. The best thing of all of it was that I got to do it all for free. -Brett Simon


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