ANITIX87
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Airline Training Simulators For Civilians

Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:08 pm

Hello, everyone.

I would love to get some time in a real simulator since, after playing x-plane for years, I am curious as to how I'd do in a "real" aircraft.

Are there locations or airports where civilians like myself can get time in a real simulator? What are the rates like? Does it depend on the aircraft?

I am near several airports with all my switching between home and school, including JFK, EWR, LGA, HPN, TEB, PHL, and ABE.

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wilco737
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RE: Airline Training Simulators For Civilians

Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:10 pm

Hey TIS,

some airlines or flight school offer some kind of sim time! You can buy it, but its pretty expensive... but its fun as well  Wink

But I dont know about any in your region because I am from Germany. Try to contact airlines who are based near you or flight schools who own the level D sims... And then save some money

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ANITIX87
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RE: Airline Training Simulators For Civilians

Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:31 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
But I dont know about any in your region because I am from Germany.

Then how about letting me fly your MD-11 for a few hours?!?!?

Haha.

Thanks for the advice. I'll look into it.

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RE: Airline Training Simulators For Civilians

Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:42 pm



Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 2):
Then how about letting me fly your MD-11 for a few hours?!?!?

 rotfl  Ask my company and then we can arrange something  Wink

Have fun!

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RE: Airline Training Simulators For Civilians

Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:46 pm



Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 2):
Then how about letting me fly your MD-11 for a few hours?!?!?



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 3):
rotfl Ask my company and then we can arrange something Wink

Would be enough for me to get a jumpseat ride on your MD11  Wink

Cheers
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ANITIX87
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RE: Airline Training Simulators For Civilians

Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:14 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 3):
Ask my company and then we can arrange something

I figure my Star Alliance miles will work just fine, no?! haha


Anyone know of something specific in the PHL or NYC area?

Thanks

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RE: Airline Training Simulators For Civilians

Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:48 pm

Try contacting this company:
www.alteontraining.com/
 
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RE: Airline Training Simulators For Civilians

Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:07 pm

Flight Safety International will let folks off the street put in a few hrs in a sim. go to their website and find one close to you and call them. you can also schedule online but I do believe you have to have an accoutn with them already to do that.
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