Simulators: Getting on the flight track

Flight simulators can roughly be split into two camps: pilots who use multi-million-pound devices that replicate realism for training, and aviation enthusiasts flying for fun from their homes. Airline pilot, Jeremy Feldman, offers his take on the pros and cons of each type

Ask airline pilots what sparked their interest in flying and their responses will vary. Some will remember visiting the cockpit in flight as a child and were inspired from then on. Some will wax lyrical about a fascination for attending airshows and dreams of being able to participate one day. For others, flying may be ‘in the family’, and it was only natural to continue in their parents’ wake.

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