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I am considering buying the co-pilot version and am wondering if any training is there for

the Q400PRO shared cockpit(flows for pilot flying and pilot not flying).

Is there training for use of the HUD?

I received basic training for the FMC in the cadet version which helped.

In this package is there more FMC training such as use of the MNVR, INTERCEPT, CMD HDG, ARM APR, etc?

thanks

Paul

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Hi Paul

 

The FO course comes in two parts essentially. The first part concentrates on some of the failures that can be set up in the pro version (engine fail at v1, engine fire etc) along with rejected takeoffs and evacuations etc. This is all real life stuff that is quite interesting and challenging to replicate in the sim.

 

The second part concentrates on some more challenging approaches such as VOR, NDB, RNAV, circle to land and finally a CATII approach to Liverpool in very poor weather. All of these are done step by step with our real Q400 pilot Josh explaining things very thoroughly. There's also a video explaining how to handle the Dash in winter operations which involves doing things quite differently.

 

We will round off the course with a full length shared cockpit flight, where the flows and cockpit duties are shared to mirror that of a well know British Q400 operator. Everything you see will be done exactly as it happens in the real world.

 

The Q400s that our pilot Josh flies are not HUD equipped and aren't flown via the FMS in the way you mention so here is minimal additional training in that field. However we are planning to release a video detailing the operation of the HUD and some of the advanced FMS features at some point early this year. That said, very few operators make use of the FMS autopilot commands in this way and for 99% of operations, the FMS training we've provided is all you'll ever need. We concentrate in this course on more challenging flying which I promise will give you more enjoyment than twiddling with the FMS :)

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