737 Flight simulator experience (London) from £45 **Now £35 with code** @ Groupon
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737 Flight simulator experience (London) from £45 **Now £35 with code** @ Groupon

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Edited by:"daskapital"Found 24th Jul
Use code DEAL10 for £35 price

Tango foxtrot zulu this is speedbird 1 requesting IFR at heathrow we are going to butter the bread on 27L.

Yeah ok ,sorry...

Ever wanted to fly a 737? Well this is probably about as close as you can get without spending a small fortune on becoming a commercial pilot. You can experience 30 minute in a brand new British Airways 737 simulator in Putney for £45 or for 60 minutes at £75 and up to three guests can join you in the cockpit too.

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Would'nt go for the BA version due to the long delays & 'system crashes'..
Edited by: "afroylnt" 24th Jul

Easyjet have one for 30 pence outside LIDL

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You save a further 15% if you are creating a new Groupon account by using code NEW15.

Would'nt go for the BA version due to the long delays & 'system crashes'..
Edited by: "afroylnt" 24th Jul

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afroylnt7 m ago

Would'nt go for the BA version due to the long delays & 'system …Would'nt go for the BA version due to the long delays & 'system crashes'..


Might loose your baggage too !!

Actually It is not owned by BA, the cockpit was from a real BA 737, and some BA pilots train using it even though they have their own sims apparently they are very booked up.
Edited by: "daskapital" 24th Jul

daskapital

Might loose your baggage too !!Actually It is not owned by BA, the … Might loose your baggage too !!Actually It is not owned by BA, the cockpit was from a real BA 737, and some BA pilots train using it even though they have their own sims apparently they are very booked up.


With the amount of cost cutting ba is apparently doing could be they will start using PC sims to train pilots; seem determined to turn it into a larger version of Ryan Air - only use as a last resort...

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afroylnt

With the amount of cost cutting ba is apparently doing could be they will … With the amount of cost cutting ba is apparently doing could be they will start using PC sims to train pilots; seem determined to turn it into a larger version of Ryan Air - only use as a last resort...


They probably already do. Its a cheap way to get in some flight hours & learn instruments.
However the BA model is a motion unit. This cheap deal is not. You may as well just install flight simulator on your pc

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bojangles18 m ago

They probably already do. Its a cheap way to get in some flight hours & …They probably already do. Its a cheap way to get in some flight hours & learn instruments.However the BA model is a motion unit. This cheap deal is not. You may as well just install flight simulator on your pc


true. it does vibrate but it is not on a motion platform no. still a great price, and it really is used by real pilots they also say its the only FAA approved one in the UK although why we would care about that in the UK I'm not quite sure.... I'd say its quite a lot better than a PC flight sim though, for one thing, it's a real cockpit with real instruments and buttons / controls.
Edited by: "daskapital" 24th Jul

On the basis that BA don't actually fly the 737, I highly doubt that BA train their pilots on it.

Cakeboy7922 m ago

On the basis that BA don't actually fly the 737, I highly doubt that BA …On the basis that BA don't actually fly the 737, I highly doubt that BA train their pilots on it.


True cause all the Boeing 737's are in storage !!

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Cakeboy7931 m ago

On the basis that BA don't actually fly the 737, I highly doubt that BA …On the basis that BA don't actually fly the 737, I highly doubt that BA train their pilots on it.




They did. Until 2015. I was tipped off to this by an actual BA pilot.
Pilots train on all kinds of aircraft right ? You don't need to drive a ferrari to learn how to drive right?
If i'm wrong, does it make much difference to the deal ?
Edited by: "daskapital" 24th Jul

daskapital26 m ago

They did. Until 2015. I was tipped off to this by an actual BA pilot. …They did. Until 2015. I was tipped off to this by an actual BA pilot. Pilots train on all kinds of aircraft right ? You don't need to drive a ferrari to learn how to drive right?If i'm wrong, does it make much difference to the deal ?


The certainly did, but the last one retired at the end of September 2015. If you want to be really picky, then there are 737s flying in BA colours for Comair in South Africa, but they're not owned by BA.

Pilots get licensed for different aircraft types called a type rating, it's not like a driving licence where that allows you to drive anything assuming you passed the original test in a manual car. There's some commonality between the Airbus types and the Boeing types, but not all of them and if an Airbus pilot wants to fly Boeings then you're looking at around 6 weeks or so of intensive training.

And no, it makes bugger all difference to the deal, but this won't be a proper full motion sim that the airlines use for training - they're a lot pricier than this and almost always full of airline staff - they run almost 24 hours a day, but for the enthusiast who wants a play in a big PC sim this is a good price

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Cakeboy7931 m ago

The certainly did, but the last one retired at the end of September 2015. …The certainly did, but the last one retired at the end of September 2015. If you want to be really picky, then there are 737s flying in BA colours for Comair in South Africa, but they're not owned by BA.Pilots get licensed for different aircraft types called a type rating, it's not like a driving licence where that allows you to drive anything assuming you passed the original test in a manual car. There's some commonality between the Airbus types and the Boeing types, but not all of them and if an Airbus pilot wants to fly Boeings then you're looking at around 6 weeks or so of intensive training. And no, it makes bugger all difference to the deal, but this won't be a proper full motion sim that the airlines use for training - they're a lot pricier than this and almost always full of airline staff - they run almost 24 hours a day, but for the enthusiast who wants a play in a big PC sim this is a good price


Fair enough, all good points mate.

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fishmaster20 m ago

This is genius >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1YcR9t9yUM


Airforceproud is genius. yeah i love the guy... "yeah can I get that in proper FAA terminology please" lol
Edited by: "daskapital" 24th Jul

daskapital

true. it does vibrate but it is not on a motion platform no. still a … true. it does vibrate but it is not on a motion platform no. still a great price, and it really is used by real pilots they also say its the only FAA approved one in the UK although why we would care about that in the UK I'm not quite sure.... I'd say its quite a lot better than a PC flight sim though, for one thing, it's a real cockpit with real instruments and buttons / controls.


you should google some of the home made cockpits. That is all this is. Its easy to buy the instruments & hook them up to flight sim software.

Or you could go the Saitek Pro Flight route (plastic) if you dont want to fly airliners... or just get 2x old monitors & build your own glass cockpit.

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Edited by: "bojangles" 25th Jul

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wow that looks awesome, i want it

i'm playing FS2 at the moment, i bet this would be great for it.
Edited by: "daskapital" 25th Jul

fishmaster

This is genius >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1YcR9t9yUM


Subscribed to this guy now, thank you. Check out Stonemountain64 for a similar thing.
Edited by: "Vogun" 26th Jul

Easyjet have one for 30 pence outside LIDL

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daskapital24th Jul

Might loose your baggage too !!Actually It is not owned by BA, the cockpit …Might loose your baggage too !!Actually It is not owned by BA, the cockpit was from a real BA 737, and some BA pilots train using it even though they have their own sims apparently they are very booked up.

*lose. Loose is a totally different word.

bojangles25th Jul

you should google some of the home made cockpits. That is all this is. Its …you should google some of the home made cockpits. That is all this is. Its easy to buy the instruments & hook them up to flight sim software.Or you could go the Saitek Pro Flight route (plastic) if you dont want to fly airliners... or just get 2x old monitors & build your own glass cockpit.[Image]


Or just pay £35 for this deal, and save £500.
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