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…
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.
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.