IFACN
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Real Flight Simulators

Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:54 am

I saw one ad in the home page offering true flight sim in Manchester/London with real pilots doing some briefing and such.

The price was really interesting, but even if I can easily afford the flight to UK, the stay and GBP 500 for the flight sim, I'd like to spend my money very carefully.

So my question is: does any of you have some experience of those events and which is your opinion about?

Many thanks,
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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting IFACN (Thread starter):
So my question is: does any of you have some experience of those events and which is your opinion about?

I take it you are talking about http://www.virtualaviation.co.uk/ ?

If so, I've never been myself, however there are others here that have. I've heard nothing but good things about them. Sounds like the experience of a life time.  Smile

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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:15 am

Yes, that link is correct, thx.

Of course, as I told before, I'm not afraid about spending my money but to put in the perspective of learning real-world aviation, GBP 500 = 5hrs on a real-world C172 with an instructor  Smile

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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:21 am

Wow!!

If they had that over here in Canada, i 'd be there a few times a year !!

A little pricey, but ...wow what a thrill that would be.

It notes they are getting a 744 sim this year!!
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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:55 am

Quoting IFACN (Thread starter):
I saw one ad in the home page offering true flight sim in Manchester/London with real pilots doing some briefing and such.

The price was really interesting, but even if I can easily afford the flight to UK, the stay and GBP 500 for the flight sim, I'd like to spend my money very carefully.

So my question is: does any of you have some experience of those events and which is your opinion about?

Many thanks,

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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:24 pm

Yeah,Mike. After being in Alteon's 737-200 and MD-11 sims,there is no comparison!
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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:54 pm

I've been in an RAAF F/A-18 Hornet sim for FREE at RAAF WLM. That was great loved it. I did that through Air Force Cadet.
 
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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:40 am

Instead of starting a new thread Smile
Are there any sims available to the public in:
-Los Angeles
-Las Vegas
-San Fransisco
-Sand Diego
Im going to the us in november and as i cant have a sim experience in aussie id love to do one over there.
Or if anyone is able to help me out pm me eg. if you work there  Wink

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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:27 am

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 7):
Instead of starting a new thread
Are there any sims available to the public in:
-Los Angeles
-Las Vegas
-San Fransisco
-Sand Diego
Im going to the us in november and as i cant have a sim experience in aussie id love to do one over there.
Or if anyone is able to help me out pm me eg. if you work there

Cheers

Long Beach California (45 minutes to 60 minutes from LAX)
http://www.webradium.com/aviationtrainingentertainment87901/index.htm
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Las Vegas (contact Dale Poole)
http://www.simprousa.com/
At one time, they were talking of offering sim rides, but, I do not think that they ever started.

Here is something else, not full flight simulators, but, sounds like fun.
http://www.flightlineusa.com/


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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:49 am

You see that simulator all the way on the far left in that photo? That's a Stage III/C Boeing 737-200 nighttime full motion simulator with a full cockpit. During the tour that Mike here organized, I was able to sit in the right-hand seat of that simulator during an approach into LAX at night.. the fellow sitting the left seat pitched the nose up 40deg and stalled the aircraft from 8000' to 2000' before I throttled it up and took over. We didn't crash, but I didn't get a chance to execute a missed approach because the fellow controlling the simulator took the stick back away from--there was another tour group right behind us. The 737-200 is my favorite aircraft ever, and I'll definately be going back there again and getting it on tape. It was a BLAST.
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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:13 am

Quoting MrMcCoy (Reply 9):
You see that simulator all the way on the far left in that photo? That's a Stage III/C Boeing 737-200 nighttime full motion simulator with a full cockpit. During the tour that Mike here organized, I was able to sit in the right-hand seat of that simulator during an approach into LAX at night.. the fellow sitting the left seat pitched the nose up 40deg and stalled the aircraft from 8000' to 2000' before I throttled it up and took over. We didn't crash, but I didn't get a chance to execute a missed approach because the fellow controlling the simulator took the stick back away from--there was another tour group right behind us. The 737-200 is my favorite aircraft ever, and I'll definately be going back there again and getting it on tape. It was a BLAST.

Next time, try the 717 or the MD11, those are the level D simulator with Day, night, dusk, dawn visual scenes.

But, here are some photos of the 737-200 simulator.....



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RE: Real Flight Simulators

Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:03 pm

Quoting MrMcCoy (Reply 9):



Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 8):
Long Beach California (45 minutes to 60 minutes from LAX)
http://www.webradium.com/aviationtrainingentertainment87901/index.htm
Just send me a message or email
mpenguin1@yahoo.com

That was exactly what i wanted Smile Smile, thanks for that sounds awesome!!!
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