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Virtual Aviation Launches The Virtual Type Rating

Last updated Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:54:13 GMT
Originally posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:12:43 GMT

Virtual AviationFor the really dedicated enthusiast, Virtual Aviation has launched the Virtual Type Rating which allows you to take your interest to a higher level and become proficient on a particular aircraft type over the course of five structured modules which you can complete at your own pace.

The Virtual Type Rating has been designed by current airline pilots especially for aviation enthusiasts and PC flight simmers - and will take you into the realms of what it would be like to train as a heavy jet pilot on some of the most modern airliners flying today.

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Page 1 of the Virtual Type Rating document.

As this is unique to Virtual Aviation, the full syllabus is a closely-guarded secret - but here's a brief outline of what you will cover during the five two-hour modules:

  • Flight planning including fuel planning, navigation and weather.
  • Flightdeck set-up from cold and dark.
  • Pushback, engine start and taxiing.
  • Hand-flying technique for take-off and climb.
  • Hand-flying technique for descent and landing.
  • Autopilot flying, and the autopilot modes.
  • Use of the Boeing FMC or Airbus FMGS flight managment system.
  • Communication with Air Traffic Control.
  • Dealing with failures and emergency scenarios.

The fifth and final module will be your 'check flight' prior to gaining your virtual wings. It will be a real-time flight, flown using real-world routes and procedures, from gate departure to gate arrival at the destination airport.

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Page 2 of the Virtual Type Rating document.

Ian Stephens

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Ian Stephens is a Flight Simulation enthusiast with a keen interest in aviation and technology. He has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.

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