Flying a Boeing Sim in Dubai!


A couple of months in the past, I used to be very kindly invited by TFT Aero to come back right down to their simulator and expertise flying, as a pilot! I’ve been cabin crew for nearly 9 years now, so I’m pretty aware of 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 let you know, it’s not as straightforward because it seems to be! TFT Aero have a Boeing 737 Sim, so while it’s a special plane to the 777’s we now have at Emirates, the cockpit is comparable. Don’t ask me for any technical particulars although as I’m positively no knowledgeable!

I used to be invited to carry a buddy, so I took alongside my buddy Sally to expertise the Sim. She beloved it simply as a lot as I did!

Once we arrived on the simulator in JBR, the pilots welcomed us and confirmed us to the Sim, which they’d constructed utterly themselves. Extremely spectacular!

I used to be first to attempt flying, and I had the selection of lots of of airports to decide on the place to take off from, so in fact I needed to decide my residence airport, London Stansted! I used to be sat within the captain’s seat on the left, hoping that one way or the other I’d know what to do!

Luckily every little thing was defined to us very properly, and I felt assured I’d be capable of take off. With some assist from my first officer, we had a profitable take-off!

We flew by some slightly turbulent climate, making an attempt to keep away from the clouds, and it truthfully felt identical to being on the airplane!

Once 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 straightforward both!

After I completed flying, we swapped seats and Sally took over. She flew by the Austrian mountains, which was wonderful. The simulator has all types of various airports programmed in and it actually felt like we have 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 beloved making an attempt out the sim, nonetheless I don’t suppose I’ll be making the swap from cabin crew to pilot any time quickly! If you’re considering checking it out, take a look at TFT Aero’s web site right here to see the totally different choices on provide. Thank you a lot to Alex and the crew, we completely beloved making an attempt out the Sim!

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