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737-400 Simulator - British Airways Cranebank

Started by Trevor Hale, October 13, 2009, 02:14:37 am

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Trevor Hale


As good as our home flightsims are, the pros have simulators that are far better. Several airlines now let anyone who is interested book time in their sims and get a taste of what flying a real jetliner is like. Recently Jonny Caldwell of Flightsim.com flew British Airways' Boeing 737-400 at Cranebank and tells the story of what it was like here.
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Sounds as if he had a good time.

I'd like to hear of someone with a sim such as one of ours here comparing it to one of the Pro models instead of a monitor and a joystick.

That would be an interesting comparison. I think many here are on the verge of pro-level sims except for the motion.
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Sean

I had the good fortune of taking one of BA's 767's at Cranebank for a spin about 15 years ago. If one thing stuck in my mind more than any other aspect of the experience, it was the motion.

If I was surprised by the feeling of movement when taxiing (including 'bumping' over the taxiway lights), imagine my amazement during take-off! When you apply take-off thrust, you are actually pinned to your seat. And then rotation... brilliant.

I always thought it would be good to watch the take-off sequence from outside the sim, to see what was going on!

Sean

steveeverson

My Girlfriend has been very kind a short while back and bought me a trip on this very simulator.. I'll let you all know how I get on.
Steve
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Steve,

I can't wait to hear how you made out..  Looking forward to your story.

Trev
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"I'd like to hear of someone with a sim such as one of ours here comparing it to one of the Pro models instead of a monitor and a joystick."

One of my closest friends has to sit in a 737 sim every day..drives him bonkers he says, can be very repetitive....And he has a home setup.

Ill ask him for input.
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