YOWguy From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2776 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.
MidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2759 times:
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?
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2735 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 ) 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
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
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MidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2432 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.....
JJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 16 Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2233 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!