mirrodie
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Flying A 747

Wed Apr 19, 2000 3:35 am

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.
Thanks
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RE: Flying A 747

Wed Apr 19, 2000 1:19 pm

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" .
 
Lauda 777
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Check Out This!

Wed Apr 19, 2000 10:55 pm

Check this:

http://www.virtualaviation.co.uk

Regards
Lauda 777, Stockholm
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shankly
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RE: Flying A 747

Thu Apr 20, 2000 12:41 am

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

Thu Apr 20, 2000 10:56 am

For PC based Sims, PS1 can't be beat. Checkout their website at http://www.aerowinx.com/
Very complex. I love it. Good luck.
 
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RE: Flying A 747

Fri Apr 21, 2000 1:00 pm

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

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