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Sim prep

#1 Post by fliter » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 pm

I have recently passed a regional interview (yay) and am now scheduled for a simulator evaluation come December. Which is fabulous except that nearly all my time (~1100 hrs) is single-engine VFR, I did my multi-IFR almost 4 years ago and have not been in a multi plane or inside a cloud since. So I am a little bit... freaking out, I guess. So I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about sim prep. I am considering a couple of hours in an Aztec or a Seminole wearing a hood or a few Redbird full motion sim. I'm also looking for suggestions on materials/things to review. Basically, looking for any and all suggestion. If it matters, I'm in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Re: Sim prep

#2 Post by co-joe » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:35 pm

Go pay for a practice sim eval at a flight school. I bet they offer a simulated eval for this type of thing. Don't bother preparing with numbers specific to their sim. 20 minutes ahead of the ride to memorize 4 pages of sop's and profiles is all the airline will give you. Just study hold entries like the POD rule, speed limits, hold speed limits, etc. They'll debrief you and maybe another session, or maybe just knowing your weaknesses. ideally the instructor should be your PM and you can practice passing control to brief the approach, run checklists etc.
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Re: Sim prep

#3 Post by 5x5 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:31 pm

co-joe wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:35 pm
ideally the instructor should be your PM
Holy crap - Justin does sim instruction now?
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Re: Sim prep

#4 Post by Zaibatsu » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:18 pm

Pilot Monitoring. Replaces the inaccurate and archaic PNF.
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Re: Sim prep

#5 Post by 7507 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:48 pm

fliter wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 pm
I have recently passed a regional interview (yay) and am now scheduled for a simulator evaluation come December. Which is fabulous except that nearly all my time (~1100 hrs) is single-engine VFR, I did my multi-IFR almost 4 years ago and have not been in a multi plane or inside a cloud since. So I am a little bit... freaking out, I guess. So I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about sim prep. I am considering a couple of hours in an Aztec or a Seminole wearing a hood or a few Redbird full motion sim. I'm also looking for suggestions on materials/things to review. Basically, looking for any and all suggestion. If it matters, I'm in the Greater Toronto Area.

Curious which regional gave you the interview if you like to share of course.

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Re: Sim prep

#6 Post by 7507 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:06 pm

fliter wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 pm
I have recently passed a regional interview (yay) and am now scheduled for a simulator evaluation come December. Which is fabulous except that nearly all my time (~1100 hrs) is single-engine VFR, I did my multi-IFR almost 4 years ago and have not been in a multi plane or inside a cloud since. So I am a little bit... freaking out, I guess. So I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about sim prep. I am considering a couple of hours in an Aztec or a Seminole wearing a hood or a few Redbird full motion sim. I'm also looking for suggestions on materials/things to review. Basically, looking for any and all suggestion. If it matters, I'm in the Greater Toronto Area.

You said you haven't hit a cloud in 4 years with your multi IFR rating, don't you have to do an IPC to be up to standards again?
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Re: Sim prep

#7 Post by co-joe » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:53 pm

Zaibatsu wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Pilot Monitoring. Replaces the inaccurate and archaic PNF.
I'm glad you figured out what he was talking about. Took me a few minutes..

Yes Pilot Monitoring.
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Re: Sim prep

#8 Post by fliter » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:29 am

7507 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:06 pm
You said you haven't hit a cloud in 4 years with your multi IFR rating, don't you have to do an IPC to be up to standards again?
The airline didn't seem to care. My understanding is that the PPC takes care of that.
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Re: Sim prep

#9 Post by fliter » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:32 am

co-joe wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:35 pm
Go pay for a practice sim eval at a flight school. I bet they offer a simulated eval for this type of thing. Don't bother preparing with numbers specific to their sim. 20 minutes ahead of the ride to memorize 4 pages of sop's and profiles is all the airline will give you. Just study hold entries like the POD rule, speed limits, hold speed limits, etc. They'll debrief you and maybe another session, or maybe just knowing your weaknesses. ideally the instructor should be your PM and you can practice passing control to brief the approach, run checklists etc.
That's a great idea, thanks! Any recommendations around the GTA? I'm keenly aware of lack of experienced instructors in the industry right now, and I would hope to find someone who knows what they're doing in the sim...
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