Flying a Boeing Sim in Dubai!


A couple of months in the past, I used to be very kindly invited by TFT Aero to return all the way down to their simulator and expertise flying, as a pilot! I’ve been cabin crew for nearly 9 years now, so I’m pretty conversant in the cockpit, nonetheless I’ve by no means really tried flying the airplane myself.

As you possibly can think about, I used to be tremendous excited to attempt flying… and let me inform you, it’s not as simple because it appears! TFT Aero have a Boeing 737 Sim, so while it’s a special plane to the 777’s we have now at Emirates, the cockpit is analogous. Don’t ask me for any technical particulars although as I’m undoubtedly no skilled!

I used to be invited to convey a good friend, so I took alongside my good friend Sally to expertise the Sim. She liked it simply as a lot as I did!

As soon as we arrived on the simulator in JBR, the pilots welcomed us and confirmed us to the Sim, which they’d constructed fully themselves. Extraordinarily spectacular!

I used to be first to attempt flying, and I had the selection of a whole bunch of airports to decide on the place to take off from, so after all I needed to choose my house airport, London Stansted! I used to be sat within the captain’s seat on the left, hoping that someway I’d know what to do!

Fortunately every part was defined to us very effectively, and I felt assured I’d be capable to take off. With some assist from my first officer, we had a profitable take-off!

We flew by means of some moderately turbulent climate, attempting to keep away from the clouds, and it actually felt identical to being on the airplane!

As soon as I managed to efficiently land (fortunately everybody had their seatbelts on tightly… haha!) I solely had a slight detour from the runway and slid onto the grass on the edge a bit; seems steering the airplane isn’t simple both!

After I completed flying, we swapped seats and Sally took over. She flew by means of the Austrian mountains, which was wonderful. The simulator has all types of various airports programmed in and it actually felt like we had been flying over the luscious inexperienced countryside.

She was additionally a lot better than me, and managed to land with none sliding off the runway!

We completely liked attempting out the sim, nonetheless I don’t assume I’ll be making the swap from cabin crew to pilot any time quickly! For those who’re interested by checking it out, take a look at TFT Aero’s web site right here to see the completely different choices on provide. Thanks a lot to Alex and the group, we completely liked attempting out the Sim!

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