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Simulators – Ultimate Video Games!

Baltic Aviation B737 Simulator

Thales Simulation B-737 Simulator

At the heart of every airline training program is an amazing, multi-million dollar machine. A “Level D” aircraft simulator is the closest you can get to flying without leaving the ground. Costing close to $20 million USD, many aviation fans would love a chance to ride in a simulator. Airline pilots, however, might prefer a root canal over their annual visit to “The Box.” Find out just how cool these machines are…

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Congrats to Asiana – it’s a baby SuperJumbo!

Asiana’s 1st A380 SuperJumbo – Maiden voyage

Congratulations are in order to proud parents Airbus and South Korea’s Asiana Airlines. Asiana’s first A380 took it’s maiden flight Friday from Toulouse to Hamburg where the aircraft will undergo exterior painting and cabin interior completion.

Asiana has a total of six A380’s on order for service between Seoul and the U.S.

Full press release from Airbus

A380 vs 787: Geek out on the flight decks

A380 Cockpit

A380 – Source: Flickr.com/Naddsy

You don’t have to be a pilot to appreciate the shear coolness of these two aircraft flight decks. The Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 are two of the most advanced airplanes in the world. The front offices of these birds are truly impressive. Large LCD displays, fly-by-wire, side sticks, keyboards…  I can’t imagine a pilot that wouldn’t want to grab a seat in one of these and take a spin around the patch.

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