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Airliner2Sim Training for Dash8 Q400

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To me, flight simulator is about realism and learning and lately we are getting a wonderful abundance of both.

With aircraft like the PMDG 737NGX and 777 we have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy professional grade, high quality training from Angle of Attack Training http://www.flyaoamedia.com/, which I have been enjoying this fantastic video training and tutorials so much, and have for a long time. They are as entertaining as they are informative and, for me, add greatly to the flight sim experience.

For general aviation, Angle of Attack has provided great resources with Aviator90 (at no cost for VFR) and Aviator Pro (for IFR) training.

 

Now for about a year we have been graced with a highly complex, realistic and beautiful Dash8 Q400 simulation from Majestic, but up until today have not had the professional grade training that Angle of Attack has been providing for the NGX and 777.

That ends today.  I am extremely excited because I just purchased a set of both streaming and downloadable HD and very professional quality videos for the fabulous Majestic Q400 (also applicable to the FlyJSim X-Plane version) which have been produced by "Airliner2Sim"

http://www.airline2sim.com/

I was enticed to go on the "Airliner2Sim" website by the front page adds on Avsim and my desire to learn more about the Q400.

Ben, from "Airliner2Sim" says that these courses are taught by a real Q400 pilot, and I believe it.

I just finished watching the first two videos.  The first one is basically a question and answer session with the Q400 pilot that will be teaching.  The second video covers the flight deck of the Q400, and extends the explanation to many small nuances about what the actual line pilot might experience and be thinking while setting up the switches in the real Q400.

I was so pleasantly surprised by the quality of the presentation of the videos, and enjoyed the first two videos so much, that I felt I really wanted to come here just post something about it.

Already I have learned a bundle of new facts about setting up the Q400 cockpit, from why the gust locks are needed to why most pilots don't leave the cabin temperature select knob to FA, or flight attendant's control.

Anyone who loves the Majestic Dash8 Q400 and also really enjoys well produced video training will be doing themselves a favor by checking out the new program from "Airliner2Sim". From what I've seen, I'm going to really enjoy this course.

 

 

Bob

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Bought it earlier today. Great so far. They move a bit fast. But it is wonderful. 

 

I believe that is one thing I like about it, that they do move fast. There are no "Hmmm" or "Oh, wait a minute...". Everything is scripted, but in a natural way that I feel I'm just listening to the pilot instructing.

Being freely downloadable videos, you can rewind and replay any part of it that you miss. 

If I get thinking about something that was said, and miss what is being said, I just jump back and watch that part again.

The presentation of these videos is just super.

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Can't wait for their Boeing training package.

 

I'm real happy with Angle of Attack's Boeing training for the 737 and 777.  I don't know if it can get much better than that.

I will certainly buy their Airbus training when it is released.

They will be basing their Airbus training on the Aerosoft Airbus Extended and if Flightsim Labs releases their Airbus A320 when they are still building the course, they will include that one in the course also.

They are trying to make contact with the developers from Flightsim Labs now.

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Hi,

 

Does it have to be installed on the same computer that FSX is on or can it be downloaded and installed on a networked computer so that I can watch the videos while I have FSX running?

 

Jim

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Hi,

 

Does it have to be installed on the same computer that FSX is on or can it be downloaded and installed on a networked computer so that I can watch the videos while I have FSX running?

 

Jim

Jim, our store is powered by Vimeo which can be viewed on any tablet, PC, mac or smartphone. Stream or download, it's up to you. Plenty of options.

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Picked up today too.

 

Honestly, if you're interested in flying your MJC Q400 properly, this is a NO BRAINER !!

 

Top quality presentation, information, ease of purchase etc.

 

Just buy it   - I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

 

I thought I knew a lot about the Q400 but within 10 minutes I had learned things I hadn't known, as a simmer.

 

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I'm real happy with Angle of Attack's Boeing training for the 737 and 777.  I don't know if it can get much better than that.

 

Honestly - it's better.  Because it features a real world line pilot on Q400s and that makes a huge difference.   

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Honestly - it's better.  Because it features a real world line pilot on Q400s and that makes a huge difference.   

 

Because I feel that Airline2Sim has done such an outstanding job with this Q400 Training, I don't feel that it would be any reason for me to bring down the wonderful work that Angle of Attack has been doing on their training.  I am extremely thankful to have both of these wonderful training sources at my disposal. 

Nick Collett, who has been working with Angle of Attack and is a close friend of Chris Palmer, is also a real world 737NG pilot and is a teacher and consultant to Angle of Attack. 

I believe Chris also has several other airline pilots that are available to him as consultants. I don't believe you will find any bad information on Angle of Attack, whether a working airline pilot is in their video or not.

But I agree on the point that I really like the way Airline2Sim has used Josh, the real world airline pilot, throughout the video, along with Ben the "cadet", to put together this program.  It's a real plus for Airline2Sim because the two of them can talk with each other about the Q400 and, at times, kind of just cut up with each other, making the program very interesting, informative and entertaining to watch, more so than just one person can do by himself.

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Because I feel that Airline2Sim has done such an outstanding job with this Q400 Training, I don't feel that it would be any reason for me to bring down the wonderful work that Angle of Attack has been doing on their training.  I am extremely thankful to have both of these wonderful training sources at my disposal. 

Nick Collett, who has been working with Angle of Attack and is a close friend of Chris Palmer, is also a real world 737NG pilot and is a teacher and consultant to Angle of Attack. 

I believe Chris also has several other airline pilots that are available to him as consultants. I don't believe you will find any bad information on Angle of Attack, whether a working airline pilot is in their video or not.

But I agree on the point that I really like the way Airline2Sim has used Josh, the real world airline pilot, throughout the video, along with Ben the "cadet", to put together this program.  It's a real plus for Airline2Sim because the two of them can talk with each other about the Q400 and, at times, kind of just cut up with each other, making the program very interesting, informative and entertaining to watch, more so than just one person can do by himself.

 

Angle of Attack's track record of delivering content paid for in a timely manor isn't exactly what I would call "wonderful".

Airline2Sim, on the other hand, delivered 9+ hours of straight-to-the-point content that sticks with how to fly the aircraft. People had given AoA lots of cash in the beginning while only having access to videos describing things like the circuit breakers and the fire extinguisher.

 

Personally I don't need to know how the air ducts were installed in the aircraft or the in depth instruction on how the electrical system is wired; I just want to know how to fly the plane as a pilot would.

I think Airline2Sim delivers the information people actually want, and not taking a year to do it either.

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Because I feel that Airline2Sim has done such an outstanding job with this Q400 Training, I don't feel that it would be any reason for me to bring down the wonderful work that Angle of Attack has been doing on their training.

 

I'm not bringing anyone down.    I am merely giving an opinion that the A2S content is in a different league in terms of professionalism.

 

It is fair to acknowledge though, as AJPongress touched upon, that the 'streaming' debacle with AoA was very disappointing and did put a lot of people off.

 

With A2S being Vimeo hosted, from the second you purchase, you have the immediately option to watch (stream) or to permanently download your films.

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Angle of Attack's track record of delivering content paid for in a timely manor isn't exactly what I would call "wonderful".

Airline2Sim, on the other hand, delivered 9+ hours of straight-to-the-point content that sticks with how to fly the aircraft. People had given AoA lots of cash in the beginning while only having access to videos describing things like the circuit breakers and the fire extinguisher.

 

Personally I don't need to know how the air ducts were installed in the aircraft or the in depth instruction on how the electrical system is wired; I just want to know how to fly the plane as a pilot would.

I think Airline2Sim delivers the information people actually want, and not taking a year to do it either.

 

I understand what you're saying.  Their slow release of the 737 training kicked them pretty hard, but in the end it is a good quality program.

I think Chris has been a pioneer in the field of video training for flight simulation as a hobby.  So he has experienced a lot of trial and error to develop Angle of Attack, as it is today.  The 777 training developed along, much better.

With the finished product, you don't have to go through all of the system training, unless you want to.

 

I'm not bringing anyone down.    I am merely giving an opinion that the A2S content is in a different league in terms of professionalism.

 

It is fair to acknowledge though, as AJPongress touched upon, that the 'streaming' debacle with AoA was very disappointing and did put a lot of people off.

 

With A2S being Vimeo hosted, from the second you purchase, you have the immediately option to watch (stream) or to permanently download your films.

 

I respect your opinion, I'm just saying that I feel both programs have very good strong points (also both have some improvements that could be made), and the fact is that they do not cover the same aircraft. So there is a great benefit to taking advantage of both programs.

It seems "iffy" that Airliner2Sim will ever do any Boeing aircraft, since Angle of Attack has focused on them and covers them so well.  Their next training will, most likely, be for the Airbus A320 (Aerosoft's and maybe FlightsimLab's).

I agree with you also that the fact that Angle of Attack videos are no longer freely downloadable, is a bit of a deterrent for many people, when considering their program. It doesn't matter that much to me, when I'm ready to download the videos, I don't mind paying a little extra.  It's not very much. 

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Fair enough Bob.  :smile:

 

We are indeed lucky to have a number of producers of great high end sim training and tutorials.  :cool:

 

I am currently up to Part 6 of the Airline2Sim training and loving every second  (Dying to see if Ben will remember to turn that Taxi light off, when he starts his line flights! :lol:).

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Honestly - it's better.  Because it features a real world line pilot on Q400s and that makes a huge difference.

The instructor who did the AOA 737 training was a 737 pilot as well. Don't know about the 777, haven't purchased those.

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I wonder why they moved this thread to the FS2Crew forum?  Now we're really off topic  :P

 

I am currently up to Part 6 of the Airline2Sim training and loving every second  (Dying to see if Ben will remember to turn that Taxi light off, when he starts his line flights! :lol:).

 

You're way ahead of me.  I'll watch each video several times.  I'm only up to the forth one.

I see they added another video on the website with them doing circuit and landing at EGJD.

 

 

The instructor who did the AOA 737 training was a 737 pilot as well. Don't know about the 777, haven't purchased those.

 

The 777 course is also very good.  I've done the ground training and some of the flight training, but I'll be going back to it as soon as I get a handle on this Q400.

Aviator Pro is also a very good program.  It has tons of videos and information.  I'm going to go back to it as soon as I can.  I like flying GA aircraft also.

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This thread has nothing to do with FS2Crew.

These admin bots need fixing.

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