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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7459 posts, RR: 60
Posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1504 times:
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well, I was going to go to Embry-Riddle, but ended up in med school. I am new to this forum and have a question but i don't know how to get to the gist. Please bear with me.

I've always wanted to fly that bird but how? Are they any really great simulators out there? As I said, I am just staring to jump into the hobby and want to get my license soon, then multi engine. i know I'll never see the real thing but how baout a good sim?

Well, I'm also a rail buff, so i can exchange ideas with you'll if you like.

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User currently offlineYaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

As to whether there are good sims, FlightSafety Boeing, Seattle WA., has some "full motion" that are basically no different than flying the real thing. Unfortunatly I don't know how much they charge per hour (My contact with FlightSafety was proforma with my employer) but I'm sure you are going to need some deep pockets. Another problem is that much of the time (of this valuable resource) is already commited to airline customers so, even if you can cover the cost, they may not be able to accomodate a "private individual" .

User currently offlineLauda 777 From Sweden, joined May 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Check this:


Lauda 777, Stockholm

Joystick for flightsim. Yokes for real planes.
User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Checkout April's edition of Pilot magazine which has an article on a Cathay 747 pilot.

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User currently offlineBigdoug From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

For PC based Sims, PS1 can't be beat. Checkout their website at http://www.aerowinx.com/
Very complex. I love it. Good luck.

User currently offlineYaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

To add to the above FlightSafety info - Our pilot incharge of 747-400 training says "about $350 Hr".

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