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    The real thing

    Hey guys,


    Next week I'm going to Seppe airfield in the Netherlands and do a flight in a 737-NG sim. But this is not just for fun. It's a test to see is I have flying skills to do a pilotschool. Are there any 737 simmers or pilots who have tips for me.
    My a320 cockpit project is going very well by the way!!! I will soon upload some pictures.

    (sorry for my bad english)

    Stijn

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    That's exciting news. I know how I'd feel if I had that opportunity.

    Have you already sat for the interview?

    Sorry I can't help with the 737 tips. Too bad it's not the 727.
    Boeing Skunk Works
    Remember...140, 250, and REALLY FAST!

    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



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    No, no interview yet but it's a pre selection. So it's not official. But I really like to go to that academy because it's only a few miles a way from my home.
    But want to impress them so I have a better chance when it is official.
    My cousin how is doing a pilot academy now said I need to do things like for example: flying 5 minutes on 2000ft and 250kts and meanwhile make a turn. Is this difficult? Tryed with the pmdg 737 but a saitek yoke isn't like the real thing

    Stijn

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    It's not difficult if you are used to flying the plane. It can be quite a juggling act if you aren't.

    Depending upon the bank angle they want you to establish, after rolling into the turn and approaching the angle they want, start feeding in a little up elevator and watch your speed. You may have to feed in a little power as well.

    Try not to trim in the turn but hold it instead. You'll just have to retrim when you roll out. When you do roll out, remember to release the back pressure or it will start climbing on you. Reduce your power too if you fed in any.

    This is easy stuff to practice in the simulator and every student pilot learns these excercises. Good luck on your ride.
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    RE

    Thanks michael,

    That's the stuff I want to hear.

    Stijn

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    Also, If you need cockpit familiarizing, PMDG is very good at it.
    ELAL been using PMDG 73NG for several year now,
    as a pre simulator training for new recruit pilots and
    pilots transferring from non glass AC to 73NG.
    Hand flying the PMDG will give you the basic feel to hand
    fly it.

    Good luck
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    The 737 can be a pain to hold altitude if your not trimmed correctly, generally the pitch can be quite sensitive.

    Best advice is switch on the fpv on the efis as it will assist you in maintaining the correct attitude and then correct with small thrust inputs. Dont constantly trim just set it and let the sim settle.

    and remember dont apply too much back-pressure when in the turn or you'll end up climbing before you know it.

    And finally enjoy lol

    best regards

    David

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    Thanks,

    It's a shame i have a lot of homework right now but will practice a lot this week!!!


    Stijn

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    Preselection on an Airliner sim !!!
    A bit like testing a Formula one to check if you can enroll for your Drivers licence Exam.

    I understand your excitement and wish you all the best anyway....
    My 2c: no one with experience expects you to perform like a pro, just get a feel of the machine and fly it as gently as you can, minimal adjustments, one at a time, and always let it react before the next input.
    Enjoy!
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    RE

    Yeah a bit strange it's in a 737 but so far i know that's their only sim. But that makes it so special.

    and thanks for your tips

    Stijn

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