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Pearly White
13th Dec 2018, 04:58
No Max sim in Australia so converting crews will have to sim in SIN...

Looks like the single type easy upgrade path isnít working out quite as Boeing (or Virgin) might have hoped.

Obviously itís important to learn how to cope with the new bits of code that are supposed to save you but could just as easily kill you.

The simpler and more foolproof they try to make them, the more complicated it all becomes.


The Age newspaper article (https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/virgin-australia-faces-extra-pilot-hurdles-after-lion-air-crash-20181212-p50lp0.html)

4 Holer
13th Dec 2018, 05:12
Steam gauges stick and rudder.... sorts out if you can fly or you cannot ?

34R
13th Dec 2018, 08:14
Looks like the V Learn course just doubled in length....

chimbu warrior
13th Dec 2018, 08:43
There will soon be a Max sim in Nadi. A lot closer than Singapore.

Snakecharma
13th Dec 2018, 10:34
The old ejet sim bay will be filled by a Max sim, so whether the first few crews go offshore remains to be seen.

No Idea Either
13th Dec 2018, 21:11
I heard a vicious rumour yesterday that the max sim was going to Tamworth!!!!!!!

mates rates
13th Dec 2018, 22:15
Can you imagine what is going to be required as a differences course for NG pilots by the time CAsA has finished with this after the Lion Air fall out.Will it be a dual rating?

troppo
13th Dec 2018, 22:43
There will soon be a Max sim in Nadi. A lot closer than Singapore.

Directly across the road from After Dark. Drop in for a beer :}:E:ouch:

Alpha Whiskey Bravo
13th Dec 2018, 23:50
Directly across the road from After Dark

Old School Troppo. :ok: Ed's Bar or the Vuda Marina would be the perfect place for the Sim I reckon. :}

belongamick
14th Dec 2018, 00:34
Love how the photo in the linked article is of an A320. Because Virgin don't have any photos of a 737 available apparently

Gate_15L
14th Dec 2018, 08:54
Directly across the road from After Dark. Drop in for a beer :}:E:ouch:

I m more of a Purple Haze person myself...:E