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Old 01-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #11  
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Zero jet exposure? Do you really want your first jet experience to be in a sim ride where getting hired depends upon how quickly you adjust in the first 5, 10, 15, or 20 minutes?

Yes, $1000 is $1000. But if it gets you hired it's the best, and cheapest, money you ever spent.

Call the sim guys, like Pan Am Flight Academy, and explain to them where you are and ask what they'd charge. You don't need to do CAT I/II/III's. You need basic airwork, takeoffs, landings, and single engine work.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #12  
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just make sure the auto throttles are off and own that pig!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #13  
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How does a CFI with zero jet experience, or knowledge get an interview? What are your times? If you have to ask if simulator time is worth it you're in trouble. MSFX is nothing like the real thing.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #14  
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Buy a couple of hours of sim time. A "computer game' is no substitute. Good luck to you and keep us posted.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #15  
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Try and find out if any training provider can give you some hours in a fixed base sim or a regular sim with motion turned off and get a sheet of paper with all the standard callouts and you should be in good shape.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:42 PM   #16  
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Originally Posted by SongMan View Post

I work at a flight school with Frasca right now. I can use it as much as I want although I honestly don't know if Frasca would be any help to B737-800 sim ride.

I have about 100 hours in Frasca and 200 hours in G1000 stupider Cessna 172.

They say B737-800 SIM ride will consist if takeoff, climb, descend, turns, and couple approaches. I don't think auto pilot coupled approach will be part of it although I'm not 100%.

I'm not sure if buying some time in B737 sim will be worth it or I should just become really familiar with Microsoft sim.
Don't bother with B737 sim time. My sim ride 27 years ago was a B727. I was handed a booklet with the profile I would be required to fly, the ball park power and pitch settings. What is most import on the sim ride will be maintaining an assigned altitude and assigned heading. If you start trending off your altitude, make an immediate correction back to the altitude - Smoothness at the controls were not graded but altitude, heading and airspeed were. On my ILS the wind shifted from a left quartering tailwind to a headwind and then a right quartering tailwind. I was expected to keep the needles centered, which I did. Stay on the guages at all times. You said you are a CFI so that should be easy. Good luck!
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #17  
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Not the worst necro-posting I've seen of course, but 8 months is pretty good with no other.

Songman - I see that you've been on in this month, what happened with this opportunity?
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