120 – Flying CAE’s Falcon 50 Simulator
This episode covers my flights in CAE‘s Dassault Falcon 50 simulator at CAE’s Dallas/Ft. Worth Training Center. In the episode we first talk to the head of business aviation operations about CAE’s flight training branch in general. The main part of the episode covers my three short flights in the Falcon 50 simulator with my flight instructor Paul Gilbert. In the third part, Paul and I talk about his job as a simulator flight instructor in general. And yes, I managed to land the plane several times :-)
- CAE Simulation Products
- CAE Dallas/Ft. Worth Training Center
- Approach Chart JFK
- Falcon 50 EX Cockpit 1
- Falcon 50 EX Cockpit 2
- Dassault Falcon 10 (WP)
- Dassault Falcon 20 (WP)
- Dassault Falcon 50 (WP)
- Dassault Falcon 900 (WP)
- Airline Transport Pilot Licence (WP)
- FAA: Home
- FAA (WP)
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- Rockwell Pro Line 4
- Rockwell Pro Line 21
- Visual approach slope indicator (WP)
- FAR Part 135 (WP)
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I enjoyed your previous flight-walkthrough episodes, but Paul Gilbert was able to provide astoundingly rich detail about the set up. Having an instructor walk through a flight simulator was an excellent idea for an episode, and getting your point of view as someone who has flown but is inexperienced with jets and simulators was particularly helpful. I’ve always thought flying sounded like fun, but who would have thought a flying simulator would be fun as well? This episode could have easily gone another 30 minutes to an hour and held my interest.
Agreed. I could certainly have spent a few more hours in the sim :-)
Finally I had the time to listen to this episode – and what could I say?! I really enjoyed it. Besides the fact that I have a weakness for episodes with surrounding sounds, the topic and your interview partner have been amazing! As I have already said on Twitter: with such episodes one really wishes to have a camera on your shoulder to get an even better impression. But of course I know that this would be an aweful amount of additional work. Anyway, great episode!
I got one question left: what was this “hammering” noise that set in from time to time? Some hydraulics?
diese Folge fand ich ganz toll – sie hat richtig Lust aufs Fliegen gemacht! Wo in der Folge schon PC-basierte Flugsimulatoren angesprochen wurden: wäre http://www.flightgear.org/ nicht auch mal eine Folge wert? Z.B. mit einem der Entwickler? Leider kann ich da keinen Kontakt vermitteln. Auf Youtube gibts ansprechende Filme mit Flightgear-Flügen.
Gruß und Danke für viele tolle Folgen!
ja, FlightGear oder auch XPlane wären sicherlich Folgen wert. Ich
tu’s auf meine Liste :-)
As a non-pilot I find your interviews with pilots fascinating, and this episode was no exception. I totally agree with Joseph that I was sorry to get to the end of the podcast.
Thanks for your “user friendly” questions and explanations, not only in this episode but on all the ones where you go “on site”. Your descriptions of what you see and what is going on around you are so good it’s almost like watching video.
I had to smile at the “no take off” warning because the parking brake on during the first take off :)
@Matthias, I think the hammering you refer to is the “cricket” that indicates the trim is moving. It’s mentioned at 20:37 in the podcast.
Thanks WileCau :-)
The simulator was obviously a new experience for you. You sounded much more confident in your powered glider episode. The instructor thought you did a fine job though. It must be nerve-wracking in a real Falcon 50 with real people during hazardous conditions. Do you think you will ever fly in a military jet trainer one day?
I sure hope so :-)
Wow ! What a cool job. These simulators are so realistic now. Pilots now could probably just train in the sim and go straight out to fly. I have just been on the 737-400 sim at Heathrow. Amazing!
Wow, cool. Did you get a chance to fly yourself?