Oldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 807 times:
I'm not saying it cannot be done but It may well take an "Act of Congress" The major that I worked for and all others that I'm aware of do not take visitors to the simulator for many reasons. One would be that there would be training going on and any visitors would be a distraction to the operation. Another would be for security reasons and another would be liability reasons. Generally speaking there is hardly ever any "open" time when the simulator is not being used for training or maintenance "tune up". So, should you wish to fly the simulator, keep working and studying and get hired as a First Officer. And then I don't think you will think it's so much fun Regards, Oldman
QantasA330 From Iraq, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 779 times:
I fly United's brand new 747-400 sims at DTK (Denver Training Center - or "Kingdom" as it is nicknamed) all the time. My friend's father works for UAL, and is a Standards Capt. - He only flies about once per month... the rest of the time he is at the sims giving check rides. I last flew the #2 UAL 747-400 Simulator on Saturday. I flew VERY well, and we were in there for 3 1/2 hours. And it cost me nothing. I think we have the #4 Sim this w/e (it might be #1) for 4 hours.