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Minimum requirement for Flight Simulator Instructor.

Old 15th Feb 2017, 10:37
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Minimum requirement for Flight Simulator Instructor.

Hi.

I am wondering what experience is required in Australia for the simulators instructor such as those 737 simulators from Flight Experience?

To be one of the instructors there, at a minimum, would you need a CPL and other ratings such as MECIR and Instructor rating?

I've seen many young instructors there so I doubt they have actual 737 experience yet I can't find an answer to my question online.

Appreciate the help.
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 10:59
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Following from their web site:

Flight Experience is the global leader in Flight Simulator Entertainment. Please select your Flight Experience location...
I highlighted the 9th word which I believe is the most important word?

[quote]This dynamic business has numerous opportunities for appropriately qualified licensees. If youíre not a pilot, that is not a problem Ė you donít need to be. In fact, some of our most successful licensees have no aviation experience whatsoever!

As I understand it, you don't even need a car driver's license, no medical and certainly don't need an ASIC - but $$$s helps!

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Old 15th Feb 2017, 11:39
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Fair enough. I had a feeling it wasn't compulsory.

It's just I did see the Simulator in QV Melbourne did have its simulator registered / certified with CASA so that got me worried into thinking that you needed a variety of licenses and ratings in order to fly the simulator.

Thanks.
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 13:10
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There are really no requirements to work for this mob, they advertise a minimum PPL etc, but it's really up to the 'Franchisee' who they hire. I know peeps who only had a GFPT and did the job no worries. Any homebody die-hard flight simmer could manage it with their eyes shut and the sim can be rated under cat D regs which is bugger-all really.

As for all the hype about what ya do or don't need for working at one of these centers it's a load of horses Mate. Ya gotta keep it in perspective as it's largely an "entertainment device" in a retail environment used for ya average punter who wants to feel they can land a jet!

Having said that they also offer interview flights etc, and hopefully if ya jag one of these "way cheaper and for good reason" ya might be lucky enough get an actual pilot who has some line experience who does this sort of thing for fun or to simply relieve the boredom.

The sim itself is a pretty good mockup and serves many of the functions of the real bird, but for a measly $15 - $25 an hour, go work somewhere else and save the pilot outfit for a real job......

I know this because I used to do it!!

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Old 15th Feb 2017, 17:29
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Let me guess, did they ask you to deposit $10K?
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 20:47
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I did see the Simulator in QV Melbourne did have its simulator registered / certified with CASA
Used to be certified with CASA - they still have the certificates up - but they've expired...
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