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Flight Simulator Training – Part 6

In this lesson, we look at how scenario-based training can help plan for various failures that can occur during the take-off phase and how planning for all eventualities can result in a successful outcome.

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Flight Simulator Training – Part 5

In this lesson, we will discuss the hydraulic system in the Boeing 737-800NG and simulate a hydraulic failure during a training flight from Las Vegas to Bob Hope Burbank Airport.

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Flight Simulator Training – Part 4

Professional pilot training involves practising various system failures. In this lesson, we learn how to write lesson plans to improve our virtual flying skills.

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RAF fast-jet training problems branded ‘farcical’ by new report

An engine fault on the RAF’s Hawk T2 advanced jet trainers has caused substantial delays in fast-jet pilot training and has cost the UK MOD more than £50m, a report by an influential group of British MPs has found

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USAF B-2As conclude Bomber Task Force deployment to Iceland

Three B-2A Sprit stealth bombers from the USAF’s 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, landed at NAS Keflavik in Iceland on August 13 to begin a month-long Bomber Task Force-Europe deployment

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UK airpower in crisis amid growing threat of war, MPs say

The state of UK airpower and its inability to counter the growing threat of war has been laid bare in a damning report by an influential group of British MPs

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What is the USAF really doing with its secretive F-117A Nighthawk fleet?

Born in the ‘black world’, and operating in complete secrecy for the first years of its life, the F-117A has been doing much the same since its supposed ‘retirement’ in 2008. The veil of secrecy surrounding its operations since then has started to slip a little, however, as Jon Lake recounts

RAF Chinooks take part in Vortex Warrior at El Centro

Chinook HC5/HC6s and air/ground crews from the RAF’s No 27 Squadron at RAF Odiham, Hampshire, recently deployed to Naval Air Facility El Centro in California in August to conduct specialist desert flying training in Exercise Vortex Warrior

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Flight Simulator Training – Part 3

Learning to fly multi-engine aircraft represents one of the more challenging aspects of flight training. In this article, we look at how flight simulators can be used to safely practice single-engine emergency procedures.

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Flight Simulator Training - Part 2

In this lesson, we look at how the Cockpit Resource Management concept has evolved not only to train pilots what to do when things go wrong but how to mitigate failures and communicate with others.