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Virgin Australia faces pilot hurdles after Lion Air hull loss

Old 13th Dec 2018, 03:58
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Virgin Australia faces pilot hurdles after Lion Air hull loss

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

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Old 13th Dec 2018, 04:12
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Steam gauges stick and rudder.... sorts out if you can fly or you cannot ?
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 07:14
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Looks like the V Learn course just doubled in length....
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 07:43
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There will soon be a Max sim in Nadi. A lot closer than Singapore.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 09:34
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The old ejet sim bay will be filled by a Max sim, so whether the first few crews go offshore remains to be seen.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 20:11
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I heard a vicious rumour yesterday that the max sim was going to Tamworth!!!!!!!
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 21:15
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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?
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Originally Posted by chimbu warrior View Post
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
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 22:50
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Directly across the road from After Dark
Old School Troppo. Ed's Bar or the Vuda Marina would be the perfect place for the Sim I reckon.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 23:34
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Love how the photo in the linked article is of an A320. Because Virgin don't have any photos of a 737 available apparently
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Directly across the road from After Dark. Drop in for a beer
I m more of a Purple Haze person myself...
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