reply to post by COOL HAND
COOL....you raised an interesting point.....
I've been focusing on Airlines, and their Training Centers, because I am focusing on just the USA.
The companies that actually BUILD the Sims are mostly in Europe.
The companies that build the Sims, want to sell them...they don't want to maintain them, keep them up and running, it is expensive....they just wish
to sell them.
Yes, they probably supply tech support as part of the sale....but a major airline has their own in-house techs eventually.....
COOL....why did you dis-qualify yourself? Because you can fly?
sorry....had a phone call....lost my train of thought....
COOL....you brought up the aspect of appealing to the Sim companies....that was a unique idea, but it fails based on what I wrote up above.
Knowing that ATS is an internationally diverse group of contributors, I hate to unwittingly dis-respect anyone not in the US. BUT, if this Sim
experiment happens, it will likely be in the US...hence, I suggested Denver.
COOL also brought up a thought....if it's Denver, then it's UAL. (my idea) I really, really doubt they'd want any publicity...at least, not MSM
So, this is an in-house (ATS members) event. Not inexpensive, but do-able.
I admit to thinking, for my own personal reasons, it would be like a kid in the candy store, to fly the Sim again....but, even as I write those words,
I realize it could leave the wrong impression. This would be seriously taken, this experiment. Any time left over, would then be available for
For instance, we could use any extra time to let people, who MAYBE have a few hundred hours, land the 767. You'd be surprised (or maybe not) how a
little bit of instruction and coaching from the right seat will result in a fairly good landing (no crosswinds!!).