Features February 2017 Issue
The IFR Simulation Challenge
If you like the idea of using simulation for proficiency but can’t decide where to start, here’s a flight challenge made just for you. Now, what are you waiting for?
A friend of mine used to work in customer support for a simulator manufacturer. He told me the most common customer support question was: “OK, I’m sitting at the end of the runway. Now what?” Imagine a pilot in the real world pondering an equivalent question. There you are sitting at the end of the runway, engine running, and thinking, “Hmm. What should I do with this airplane?” Yet that’s the abyss many folks face—and turn their backs on—when trying to use a simulator for proficiency.