TWA717_200
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Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Tue Apr 10, 2001 1:48 pm

Wow!

There aren't many things that a 31 year old man gets excited about, but this is one of them.

I'm fortunate enough to know a 737 captain who's going to get me some time.

Have any other non-pilots in here flown a sim and how was your experience?

I have about 350 hours of MS FS98 and 2000 combined, but this will be a whole new experience.

Cordially,

TWA717_200
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Tue Apr 10, 2001 1:59 pm

Its going to feel 100% different and its completey different when you can look around and reach for the controls and knobs and such than your sim on your pooter. But the principle remains the same. The controls are alot heavier, and it reponds differently. Just have fun, you know basically what to do from your computer sim experience.
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TWA717_200
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Tue Apr 10, 2001 3:07 pm

Thanks for the heads up.

Actually, my dad and wife are pilots (private) and I have a few hours in 182's and 210's. But, this is going to be a whole new ball game.

I'm excited and nervous at the same time.
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Tue Apr 10, 2001 10:23 pm

Hey, good luck on your first flight, man!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Tue Apr 10, 2001 10:38 pm

I'm a 'non-pilot' and I'm going to fly either the 320 or 733 sim later that year? When are you goin to fly?
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 12:19 am

Hmm, you lucky bastards...

Does anybody know how one can get the opportunity to fly in a real sim, except to knowing the right people, because I'd really love to do this... It's the next best thing to flying a real aircraft I guess.

Should I just write to airline companies, or is that just a waste of time?

Anyway, enjoy your flights...

Ivan
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 1:32 am

I have about 350 hours of MS FS98 and 2000 combined, but this will be a whole new experience


You guys are logging your MSFS time now?? Oh brother...
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:41 am

i "flew" the 737 once and what got me as a general avaiton pilot was the heavyness of the controls... alwas being told in general avation one hand on the yoke the other on the throttle, and gentle small movements of the yoke. I soon found out it takes two hands for rotation... the first time i flew it the a/c was way ahead of me... after crashing off the runway, i tried again and was very sucesuful the a/c didnt get ahead of me and i even got the thrust reversers deployed and the aircraft stoped before going off the end, the 3rd time they decided to have fun with me and threw me into IMC with a nice x-wind needless to say i landed short of the field and crashed
 
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Wishihadalife

Wed Apr 11, 2001 4:33 am

Vlad,

Hours in MSFS are logged automatically by FS.

BTW, does this mean that you don't respect me anymore?

 Smile

Cordially,

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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 4:38 am

I am WISHIHADALIFE, not wishihadalife, but I respect you.
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 5:27 am

i got a friend who hires for continental and he told me he gets resumes from people that say they have 100hrs 747-100 and 200 hrs concorde and 200 737-800 and such from flight sim 98 and 2000. its hillaryious.
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 7:59 am

Yelp, I fly the UAL 747-400 sims (brand spanking new) at DENTK ALL THE TIME... I was there last w/e and will be there this w/e. I have been going almost every week since earlier this year. The last sim I flew was UAL Boeing 747-400 #3. This w/e I fly 747-400 #4. My friends dad is a standards capt. for UAL and he takes us every chance he gets. I have over 40 hours so far on the 747-400 sims.

Regards,
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 12:15 pm

Qantas330, that's a very rare opportunity. I envy you.
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 12:44 pm

I have 3 hours in the 767-300 Sim and 1 hour in the DC10-30 Sim. When i got home from that I never looked at FS2000 the same.
 
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Apuneger

Wed Apr 11, 2001 12:56 pm

There's a company in Vancouver B.C, apperently they offer the DC-10, 767 and I belive the 737. I have not contacted them so I dont know what they charge. Their advertisement in the YVR paper(or something), stated "makes a perfect birthday present" so I guess its not too expensive.
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 1:42 pm

The airline I work for is sending me to 767 engine run/taxi school. The training is accomplished in the full motion 767 sim, and yes we get to fly the sim as well.

I'm looking forward to the sim and to taxiing the real thing.
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Wed Apr 11, 2001 9:56 pm



If anyone wants to take my place fo my bi-annual sim. checkrides on the 757/767.....you're more than welcome.
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 12:58 am

To FP_v2,

Thanks for the information. Unfortunately I live in Belgium, not in Canada, but who knows, maybe one day I'll get the opportunity to fly a 'real sim'  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 3:25 am

United Training Center in Denver allows civilians off the street to purchase time in the sims.

Aeroservice in Miami does the same things.

I'm pretty sure that FlightSaftey does the same thing.

All they want is the hourly rate which can run about 600 per hour with the motion on.

JET
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 3:41 am

I flew the Challenger 604 simulator for two hours at the Bombardier training centre in Dorval. It was incredible. Even before the motion was turned on, i felt convinced it was real. When we banked right, I would've sworn that I was looking straight DOWN at my copilot buddy. then when the motion went on, it was insane. Feeling turbulence and everything was so neat. The attention to detail was crazy.. On takeoff and even taxiing, you can feel each bump in the concrete on the runway. Insane. The little air conditioning system was even an exact replica.. I had a sweet little vent beside me that I could adjust and stuff... incredible.

Haev Fun!

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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 4:02 am

Jean Leloup,

How did you manage to have such an experience? Are you working for Bombardier, or CAE?

You are real lucky to get on a real sim!
I'd rather be flying...
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 7:15 am

Now I REALLY wanna fly a sim. Does anybody know if Sabena, Virgin Express or Citybird offer sim time to civilians?

Oh what the heck. I'd even go to Schiphol to fly a sim. So if anybody knows if KLM or any dutch airline also offers sim time to civilians, don't hesitate and let me know!

Ivan
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 8:38 am

In a month or so i will be going to check out an A320 simulator at an America West facility
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 1:25 pm

Bryston,

My Step-father trains maintenance workers for the Challenger 604. For some reason, even though the mechanics never actually fly (of course), he has access to the sims to teach them certain things. So, he keeps an eye on the schedule and whenever there's some time, he goes in there, usually with co-workers. The bay with the 4 sims (1 604, 2 CRJ's, 1 Global Express) is open all night, mostly because there are a lot of pilots getting sim hours for the RJ, but also some for the 604 and Global Express.

Take Care,

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TWA717_200
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 2:18 pm

I'll probably have a simulated crash and kill all of the simulated pax. Still, I'll have the time of my life.

On a side note...

I live about 2 miles from Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ. The Confederate Airforce has a B-17 named "Sentimental Journey" based there. Got to watch her fly today and that was absolutely fantastic.

Seems like I'm getting to experience ALL of the good stuff lately.
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 2:32 pm

I live next to John Wayne Airport (SNA)-about 45 min from LAX. Is there any way for me to get on a sim near there? I have been flightsimming for 5 years, and am also training as a private pilot, so I have some experience. But I REALLY wanna try like a 777 or 747 or 757 sim. Any boeing sim with a glass cockpit. Any advice?

regards,
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Thu Apr 12, 2001 4:27 pm

Had my first eight hours of engine run/taxi school today. What an experience. While the primary aircraft I'm there for is the 767, all those sims were full at the moment, so much to my delight, we used the 777-200 sim for nearly three hours.

I went from knowing almost nothing about the 7 to starting the engines, taxiing and flying it. Talk about a highly automated aircraft, all you have to do is leave everything on the overhead latched in and the aircraft will take care of it all. The autostart feature blew me away. All you have to do is latch the autostart switch, turn both start switches, add fuel to both engines, and sit back and watch as both engines start at the same time. The instructor gave us an overtemp on #1 but told us just to sit back and observe. I was astonished to see the EGT creep up past the tick mark, only to have the aircraft abort the start on its own, wait for everything to settle down, and then attempt another start on its own! All the time, I'm just sitting there observing in disbelief.

Tomorrow should be more 767 sim time, and our instructor mentioned he'd try to get us in to a MD-88 sim as well.
 
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Fri Apr 13, 2001 12:25 am

I flew the 777 for 1 hour last night, the A320 for another and the 747 for another hour. My school has been closed due to weather and power problems, so I got to go yesterday! YEAH, You guys gotta try this stuff... BTW, the sidestick is VERY wierd, but totally cool! I'd take the "Heavy Sims" over Cessna flying any day Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Kindest Regards,
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RE: Going To Fly The 737 Sim.

Fri Apr 13, 2001 11:01 am

QantasA330: How are you just going in these flightsims?? How can I do it? I am in SNA.

regards,
-FSPilot747

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