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Old 17th Dec 2019, 09:02
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Same again
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Out West
Posts: 370
As I'm sure you are aware the LPC and OPC are very similar both having two separate sorties for the Visual and Instrument elements. I think most operators these days do a 6 monthly OPC in the sim followed by the LPC 6 months later. I have qualified on a number of progressively more complex types in the sim over the years - the last being the 189 - and the more complex the aircraft the more there is to potentially fail and learn. Also these days the PC profiles also take up so much time to perfect. One aspect of sim training that does not seem to have changed is the number of 2 hour slots available to cram all of this into. Would I want to spend more time in the sim? Personally - no thanks as I find it all very stressful. Thankfully retirement is imminent!
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