It simply had to be done.
An Airbus A320 full motion simulator with spare capacity….my recent detailed study of A320 systems….a group of interested friends….and a significant ‘0’ digit birthday.
No other choice really, but to book 2 hours in the simulator, turn up, and enjoy 🙂
Thanks to Capt Chris, we managed a couple of touch and gos at Gatwick (EGKK), with a few circuits, an ILS 26 approach into Innsbruck, a set of V1 cut ‘experiments’ including a single engine circuit to land and finally a single engine approach to a visual landing at EGKK with severe turbulence and gusty winds.
Thanks to Sean and Nic for providing transport to us all and Sheryl for the boundless enthusiasm!
First a few videos.
Nic rotates the A320 at takeoff:
Short view of the First Officer’s Navigation Display (ND) left and Primary Flight Display (PFD) right:
My first takeoff:
My first touch and go landing (‘very nice indeed’):
My first full stop landing (‘beautiful!’):
And now for some pictures. Click on a picture to embiggen!