In yet another great cockpit video from the team at Intelligent Television and Video (ITVV), we go aboard a Cathay Pacific 747-400, joining the crew of CX250 as they fly from London’s Heathrow airport (LHR – EGLL) to Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong (HKG – VHHX). In addition to following a flight in a 747-400, this video also provides great training for a flight in our 737 simulator.
The Primary Flight Display in a 747 is very similar to the one from a 737 with similar navigation inputs and effects. In addition, the autopilot controls on the glare shield operate in the same manner as the ones on a 737. By watching the step-by-step descriptions provided in this video, you will definitely improve your knowledge of the systems in our 737 simulator.
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Have you ever wanted to take your family up to the cockpit and show them what it’s like? Believe it or not, many airline pilots want to do the same thing but cannot.
Due to the many security measures introduced over the past few years, pilots are unable to take their family members into “the office” so they can experience flying a commercial jet airliner.
Continue reading Helping QANTAS pilots share the experience →
Due to the high level of demand for sessions in our 737 Flight Simulator, we have extended the hours of operation at Flight Experience Melbourne in the QV building. During the months of October & November, you can now book your flights within the following times:
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
||9am to 9pm
||9am to 6pm
|Saturday & Sunday
||9am to 6pm
Our cockpit from a different angle
is a fixed base glass cockpit synthetic Flight Training Device (FTD) modelled on the Boeing 737-800NG. It has been certified as a Synthetic Flight Trainer (SFT) to Category B under the FSD2 regulations by both the Civil Aviation Authority in New Zealand and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia.
We’re sure you’ll agree that this system provides an excellent platform for an introduction to jet flying and the glass cockpit environment.
Continue reading What’s in our Simulator? →
We have introduced some fantastic new Boeing 737 models to our collection of plastic snap-together kits you can buy at our shop in Melbourne
or through our online store
. While our other aircraft models are presented in 1:200 scale, these new aircraft are in 1:130 scale, resulting in a larger model that will really stand out on your desk.
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Virgin Blue 737
Imagine you were given the opportunity to sit on the flight deck of a number of Virgin Blue 737 flights around Australia, this would be the video you would take. While not as technically in depth as the new ITTV Cockpit DVDs
we’ve recently added, this is our most popular DVD as it provides a view of the flying that’s going on around Australia as you read this. The familiar landscape, accents and procedures of Australian commercial flying certainly help to make this a fun DVD to watch.
Continue reading Review of Just Planes’ Virgin Blue 737 DVD →
To help keep you updated with the latest events at Flight Experience Melbourne, our team of instructors have been set up with a Twitter account. You can follow their tweets from the 737-800 simulator by following FlightExpQV where we post notes about any interesting flights our customers have taken, new blog posts and other news we want to quickly tell you about.
We’re planning to display the Twitter feed here on the blog and will also have some special “Twitter Only” deals on flight packages and merchandise, so be sure your Twitter account is following us at FlightExpQV.
ex-Ansett 737 seats
We have put a lot of effort into making our store feel like you’re in an aviation environment, from the flight departure board to the entry into the cockpit via a replica aircraft cabin. While these alone will help you feel like you’re about to fly a real aircraft, there is one additional item that is unique to our store, something that gives it that special airline touch: our chairs.
Continue reading Enhancing the Ambience →