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    Question Anybody know what the dome is for in this picture?

    There's some kind of white dome just behind the aft overhead in this picture.
    What in the world is it for? I have never seen it before..


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    Re: Anybody know what the dome is for in this picture?

    No switches around it so I would say it's a light.

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    Re: Anybody know what the dome is for in this picture?

    You are most helpful as always I guess it has to be a light considering this is a flightsimulator?

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    Re: Anybody know what the dome is for in this picture?

    It's not a light. It is a camera that records for crew coordination purposes.

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    Re: Anybody know what the dome is for in this picture?

    It's not like a spy camera?? They do have the cockpit voice recorder and the black (well red) box. I should think that technology has perhaps changed over the years. Don't quite know if they would be using computer memory now (digital as opposed to analog recording). Ok hold it you said it's out of a Simulator. So that's why the eagle eye.. Part of the training. As a sim has no 'black box' I should think

    I know that cockpit task management is quite important especially during an emergency.

    In as much as the photo is out of a flight sim. I would perhaps leave it out. As you aren't flying a simulator but rather simulating flights.. to coin a phrase.
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    Re: Anybody know what the dome is for in this picture?

    Hahaha.. You pretty much over analyzed that one my dear friend... So it was a camera huh? I never knew.

    But those cameras in a cockpit is a very clever way of evaluating and critique yourself after a flight.
    I remember when I did my instrument refresher course, I did it in a simulator over at this flightschool where
    they had a camera attached to the roof in the sim. So when I was done, they gave me the recording to take home
    and boy I learned alot about my own skills and flaws when flying in instrument conditions.

    It's also a very handy tool to use in flight training to show your student what they did during the flight..

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    Re: Anybody know what the dome is for in this picture?

    We had camera's installed in the 146 simulator. Every 6 months you would do a PPC trainer and ride...then the next 6 months you would do LOFT (line orientaed flight training). This is where the camera's would be used ...after you did your 4 hours of sim time, the cameras would record and be used during the de-brief to point out CRM (crew coordination training) or lack there of.

    It is a good tool as you do not see yourself the way the camera's do in critical situations of flight.

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    Re: Anybody know what the dome is for in this picture?

    Its a bandaid dispenser which is located ti the front of it which you cant see from this angle. It would have to be as just about everyone would smash their head on it getting in and out...
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