Friday, September 20, 2013

Update from Airline2Sim!

[FS Utilities] Airline2Sim announces further details about revolutionary new Dash 8 Q400 training product. London-based simulator training provider Airline2Sim has today announced further details of its unique HD tutorial product for the Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400, taught by a real Dash 8 Q400 pilot. Have a look at the entite press statement here!

“We’ll be releasing the Q400 training in three parts – Cadet, First Officer and Captain. We want to bring you training that is as close to the real thing as you can get, without sitting in a classroom for three months. Our Q400 pilot takes you by the hand and guides you from the first time you step into the flight deck for your cadet training, right up to showing you how to handle an engine failure on take-off and everything in between. By the end of this course, you’ll be a Dash 8 pro!

The Cadet training alone is around 10 hours long, with the first 90 minutes consisting of a comprehensive tour by a real Q400 pilot around the Majestic Q400 flight deck and its systems. He’ll then move on to a briefing where we learn to set up the aircraft for flight before departing for an hour of circuit/pattern flying where we’ll get to learn the auto flight, flap, lighting and pressurization systems and take-off and land the aircraft several times. Then you’ll join us as we do a busy multi-sector day in REAL TIME, departing from the small Isle of Man airport in the Irish Sea to fly a 40 minute leg across to Birmingham, England for an ILS approach. You’ll see a short and hurried 25 minute turnaround before we depart to the tiny Guernsey airport in the Channel Islands off the coast of France for a short-field landing and a Localizer DME approach.

After another busy 25 minute turnaround we then head to busy, highly controlled airspace at London Gatwick airport, where we encounter a go around and at the same time an unsafe cargo door warning, before a priority landing. The aircraft is put out of service at London Gatwick, preventing us getting back to the Isle of Man – just like real life!

Throughout the whole course, realistic simulated ATC is added to show you how it’s really done and our Q400 pilot shows you Dash 8 tips, tricks and workarounds from his many years of operating this quirky turboprop around Europe in all kinds of weather.
You’ll learn why not to trust the Q400’s VNAV, how to get down fast when ATC leave you high, you’ll learn the tricks of a VOR approach, understanding SIDS, STARS and ATC jargon, acceleration altitudes, real world flows and checklists, ILS tips and hints, different flap settings and the way they affect the aircraft handling, how to plan a descent in your head, calculating the top of descent manually, how to get passengers to sit down quicker when you’re running late on a turnaround, what REALLY happens when you’re on the ground, the walk-around and learning about the Q400’s several GOTCHA’s – one of which could get you killed.

The First Officer and Captain’s course will feature winter operations, icing, decompression, engine, instrument, pressurization and hydraulic failures, fuel planning, diversions, visual, NDB and CATII approaches, use of the HUD, low visibility operations, raw data flying, crosswind approaches and much more!”

The Cadet training will be available for download from Simmarket, TheFlightSim Store and others* from October 2013 and will be priced at approximately $25. The First Officer and Captain’s courses will be available for purchase separately and will be discounted for purchasers of the Cadet course.
Further courses for detailed add-on aircraft, taught by real world Boeing and Airbus pilots are planned for 2013/14.
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Unknown said...

Can't wait

Ypaul123 said...

When will the Captain's course be available ?

Todd said...

Will they also cover RNP approaches? I'm still confused as to whether this is fully modelled or not. Overall I love this aircraft and am looking forward to this series.

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