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Simulator training takes a lot of forms; from actual simulators that replicate the cockpit and characteristics and systems of an actual airplane, to simple devices that represent the general concept of an aircraft. They're used for instrument procedures trainers, as well as a much less expensive version of large, sophisticated aircraft. It's a lot less ...


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FAR Part 61, 61.31(e) says: (e) Additional training required for operating complex airplanes. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (e)(2) of this section, no person may act as pilot in command of a complex airplane, unless the person has— (i) Received and logged ground and flight training from an authorized instructor in a complex airplane, or in a full ...


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To answer question #1: A complex endorsement is just that. It’s an endorsement. There are not any prescribed maneuvers to receive the endorsement. But, the instructor is holding himself liable for your performance after receiving the endorsement. Primarily, the areas where that liability may prove hazardous to the instructor, their certificate and career is ...


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No, there was no anti-collision training aside from "dodging the fireball" after enemy aircraft shootdown. The training resources and timeline didn't permit much training beyond safe employment of the aircraft gun.


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How much simulator training does an aspiring general-aviation pilot need? None. I've never had any simulator training, and I've made it through the ranks of "aspiring" GA pilot to reach the exalted status of "actual" GA pilot, and I've never crashed yet. At least not significantly.0 Footnotes 0 = Not Significantly


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Under FAA rules, simulator training is not a requirement for any certificate/license. Only a certain amount of simulator training can be substituted for training in an actual aircraft for each certificate. Even then, only simulators certified by the FAA can be counted towards training time. The cost of the hardware and complexity of the software necessary to ...


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There is no requirement for flight simulator training in general aviation as far as I'm aware but you can save a ton of money during flight training if you use flight simulators. A basic setup could be cheaper than one flight hour and depending on the aircraft you are training for it could save you thousands of dollars/euros in the long run. Even chair ...


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Yes, B737 pilots are trained in controlling th aeroplane using manual reversion. Both the forces at the controls and the aeroplane response to flight control inputs are quite different from those of the hydraulically powered elevator/aileron set-up. The difference in feel characteristics is quite pronounced, as we found in the past from flight control ...


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