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Old 13th May 2020, 12:32
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B747 Classic SIM ?

Hello guys,
Does anybody know a still active B747 Classic -200/300 SIM somewhere? If even possible FFS Level D?
So far the only SIM I found was in MIA with PanAm ATO.
Appreciate any info's,
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Old 13th May 2020, 12:37
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Try Caerdav at St Athan, UK. www.caerdav.com
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Old 13th May 2020, 13:40
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https://www.kingston.ac.uk/news/arch...ght-simulator/
Dated 2005 ( Kingston upon Thames of course )
"The Boeing 747 fixed-based simulator ........... was purchased from British Airways"

I have no more info but remember it being publicised.
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Old 13th May 2020, 13:51
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Just for interest:
https://samchui.com/2017/02/03/flyin...usiness-class/
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Old 13th May 2020, 14:02
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Originally Posted by Wickerbill View Post
Try Caerdav at St Athan, UK. www.caerdav.com
I believe that's an ex BA -400 FFS
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Old 13th May 2020, 14:25
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Caerdav is an ex SAA 747-400. Soon to be back running after the shut-down. Level CG
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Old 13th May 2020, 15:09
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Coastal Pacific Aviation , Abbotsford, BC. Canada has an ex Air Canada B747-200
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Old 13th May 2020, 16:20
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There used to be a 747-200 sim at European Aviation In Bournemouth. They used to rent it out, not sure if that’s still the case.
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Old 13th May 2020, 17:07
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Used to be one at Quadrant System in Burgess Hill, West Sussex:

Quadrant Systems Ltd.

Acquisition of A320 Full Flight Simulator - Quadrant Systems Ltd. << News article relating to it

Back in 2014 when I was last there, doubt it's there now but might have suggestions on where it went.

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Old 13th May 2020, 17:39
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Regardless of where it's located, remember it has to be approved for training, be it landing currency or a full recurrent before it can be used. Each regulatory body needs to sign off and that is pretty expensive for a training organization to have done unless they are really using it a lot.

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Old 14th May 2020, 06:29
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There used to be a 747-200 sim at European Aviation In Bournemouth. They used to rent it out, not sure if that’s still the case.
Went to Caerdav. Now in a Museum being used to help restore the cockpit of G-BDXH, the 'Volcanic Ash' aircraft
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Old 14th May 2020, 08:35
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I recall using a 747 classic sim owned by European in Bournemouth many years ago. Online I found this HERE.
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Old 14th May 2020, 09:05
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The Quadrant sim was taken out of service a couple of years ago. As the last crew walked out the engineers moved in and a week later it was gone.
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Old 14th May 2020, 15:38
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Originally Posted by EPR turbo View Post
So far the only SIM I found was in MIA with PanAm ATO.
Wow, I'm surprised Pan Am still has a B-742 sim in MIA. Wonder if they have the Air Force One training contract?

Pan Am kept a 707 sim running back in the airline days after they had parked their own 707's. The 89th at Andrews and other operators did training on it.

I can remember seeing Terri Jones, the 25 year-old fitness model, in the Pan Am 747 sim in 1987. She was getting a type rating for a publicity stunt around the world trip funded by her 60 year-old husband Arthur Jones, inventor of the Nautilus exercise machine. United had earlier refused to sign her off in Denver. After the predictable divorce (she was wife number five for Arthur) the couple's Jumbolair estate near Ocala, Florida was sold to John Travolta.
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Old 14th May 2020, 15:51
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Atlas has an active -200 sim in MIA, level C.

I do not know if they rent it out.
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Old 14th May 2020, 16:16
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Originally Posted by 742 View Post
Atlas has an active -200 sim in MIA, level C.

I do not know if they rent it out.
Looks like they advertise training in it.

Available Courses for Pilots
Airline Transport Pilot Certificate Airplane Multiengine Land Add Aircraft Type Rating [ 61.153]
  • ATP/Type Rating course PIC B747-200
Training Courses - Atlas Training Center
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Old 15th May 2020, 00:05
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
Wow, I'm surprised Pan Am still has a B-742 sim in MIA. Wonder if they have the Air Force One training contract?

Pan Am kept a 707 sim running back in the airline days after they had parked their own 707's. The 89th at Andrews and other operators did training on it.

I can remember seeing Terri Jones, the 25 year-old fitness model, in the Pan Am 747 sim in 1987. She was getting a type rating for a publicity stunt around the world trip funded by her 60 year-old husband Arthur Jones, inventor of the Nautilus exercise machine. United had earlier refused to sign her off in Denver. After the predictable divorce (she was wife number five for Arthur) the couple's Jumbolair estate near Ocala, Florida was sold to John Travolta.
Only a few years ago whilst I was at Pan Am Miami the B707 sim was still in use for mainly South American operators.
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