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Flight Simulator Rides In Canada  
User currently offlineYOWguy From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

I am curious if there are any companies which offer a real flight simulator ride , something like what Alteon does in the States.

MidnightMike has gratiously mentioned here on A.net that anyone in Long Beach, drop him a line and he would show you around. And then there is the offer of the 1 hour ride for $150. Problem is Long Beach is a $500 + flight , and a world away.

I know that West Jet does offer use of their 737-700 -200 simulators , but only to airlines and certified training institutions.

Air Canada doesn't seem to offer any such service.

Not looking for flight training , I am just an enthusiast looking for a ride in a flight simulator. Nothing is available in Ottawa, Vancouver is too far, but Toronto is a viable alternative.

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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

YowGuy

Another option could be Seattle, they do not do them as often as Long Beach, but, on occassion they do offer the simulator rides. Not sure the difference in the cost of a ticket between Canada & Seattle?

As for Long Beach, here is the website
http://alteonlongbeach.com/products_sim_ride.htm



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

Quoting YOWguy (Thread starter):
MidnightMike has gratiously mentioned here on A.net that anyone in Long Beach, drop him a line and he would show you around. And then there is the offer of the 1 hour ride for $150. Problem is Long Beach is a $500 + flight , and a world away.

I'll take this opportunity to throw in how cool the grand tour is. Alteon Long Beach has an awesome (and somewhat overwhelming) facility... Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime type thing (at least for a non-pilot Smile) and if you ever do find yourself in Long Beach I would highly recommend taking MidnightMike up on his offer...

I didn't go for a flight, but the visual in one of the sims was on...it looked so realistic, I didn't realize that that was what I was should be seeing...It wasn't until I popped out of the sim that I realized there weren't really runway lights to my right  Smile

On the non-sim front, it was absolutely amazing to see how big a life raft gets when deployed (and how small it can be packed down to), how much room there is between the tailcone and rear bulkhead of an MD-80.

It was an absolutely awesome experience and highly recommended to anyone that is anywhere near LGB [I'm lucky in that my Dad lives practically down the street so I didn't go too far out of my way...].

Thanks again, Mike Big grin

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User currently offlineSquad55 From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

I did a ride with Alteon in Seattle on the 777 sim. It was a good program, around 300 USD for an hour.

User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

Quoting Squad55 (Reply 3):
did a ride with Alteon in Seattle on the 777 sim. It was a good program, around 300 USD for an hour.

The normal price is $150 per hour, unless they had to call in a part time instructor, which is probably the reason for the higher price.

http://www.alteonlongbeach.com/products_sim_ride.htm

Kind of funny, I was up in Seattle for the 777-200LR rollout & wanted to ride in the 777 simulator but was unable to due to 777 simulator being full, oh well, maybe next time...



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User currently offlineBaw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

For Midnight Mike
Can you write up a contract in LGB and transfer it up to Alteon Seattle?

Another A.netter did that and worked it out so it could be done in Seattle, since he was coming here anyway and I am restricted walking. Did two hours in the 737NG...

just a thought.
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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Quoting Baw716 (Reply 5):
For Midnight Mike
Can you write up a contract in LGB and transfer it up to Alteon Seattle?

Not that I know of, I know somebody that contacted me to ride the simulators in Seattle and I put him in contact with the people in Seattle. Unless I am wrong? I will try to send the other guy an email.....



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User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2734 times:

I contacted the people from Alteon here in Miami.

They told me it would take a week to fly a 757 simulator, and the price will be 300 dollars the hour.

I thought, cool, my dream will come true, but 300? for an hour?

I find it too expensive, knowing that for half I would get the same thing some where else.

I just want to ask anyone that had an experience before in these simulators, is it worthed 300 dollars for just one hour?

Thanks

[Edited 2005-04-16 05:17:22]


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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Quoting B752fanatic (Reply 7):
I just want to ask anyone that had an experience before in these simulators, is it worthed 300 dollars for just one hour?

Same thing again, they probably have to bring in a part time instructor, which increases the price of the simulator ride.

I would say come to Long Beach & get "2" hours for $300, but, we do not have the 757 & of course you would purchase a ticket.

Is it worth $300 for the hour, I think so, chance of a lifetime to fly your favorite aircraft.

http://alteonlongbeach.com/products_sim_ride.htm



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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Air Canada offers use of their simulators as an Aeroplan reward in Vancouver and Toronto.

User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

I have 10 hous on B743 helded at VARIG TRAINNING CENTER in Rio de janeiro.
The have other simulators there...of B733 and B767...but as they have these aircrafts in their fleet it is not easy to get some hours...
But on B743 is easy!


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