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Got a question: What will be the difference between 777 Cadet and 777 Cadet+ ?

Thank you in advance and happy new year to everyone!

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Got a question: What will be the difference between 777 Cadet and 777 Cadet+ ?

Thank you in advance and happy new year to everyone!

Happy New Year Andreas.

 

Cadet is everything you need to fly the 777 from scratch - so performance, planning, FMC, autopilot, systems knowledge etc to be able to successfully fly an entire line flight from gate to gate.

 

Cadet+ is rather more of the above, plus in depth coverage of how to plan and fly an ULR (ultra long range) flight in the 777 including understanding ETOPS and oceanic crossings etc.

 

Cadet is $39.99, Cadet+ will be around 10-15 bucks.

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Very nice, Ben! I'm really enjoying the videos (so far I've seen 2 ½ ;) )

 

Will Capt. Myron Ashcraft be 'starring' in Cadet+? (He is really excellent!! (hope you tell him that!))

... and of course the inevitable question - when is it due? :D 

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Very nice, Ben! I'm really enjoying the videos (so far I've seen 2 ½ ;) )

 

Will Capt. Myron Ashcraft be 'starring' in Cadet+? (He is really excellent!! (hope you tell him that!))

... and of course the inevitable question - when is it due? :D 

 

Thanks Anders! Yes, Myron will be starring in Cadet+. He's crossed the Atlantic more times than most people have had hot dinners so he's definitely the man to help us understand all this ETOPS stuff. Other pilots have helped me out along the way, Jonny from Emirates who starred in our IXEG 737 video, a guy from Qatar, one from BA and another from Air Canada. They all fly the 777 slightly differently so it can get a bit confusing! 

 

Dates - pass, bank on end of February if all goes to plan. There's a ton of paperwork for a ULR from Dubai to Newark and it's working out what's important and what isn't, as a lot of it isn't applicable to sim pilots and a lot of is pretty dull. The important bit is understanding the weather and the en route stuff and of course we'll bring it alive with us passing over Iran and the Central European states and then going off for a sleep. We may even simulate some virtual snoring! My aim is that by the time we start to make the approach into Newark, even though the actual video might only be an hour or so long at that point, you feel a bit of the fatigue of what's it's actually like to have been sitting behind that yoke for the last 14 and half hours, on duty for an hour before that and having woken a few hours before that too. In the sim, we kind of forget what it's like to do this for a living so we'll try to bring you a sense of seeing the sun go down, up and down again in a single flight. 

 

Cheers,

 

Ben

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Interesting! Thanks for the detailed introduction/teaser... 

 

Sounds fascinating.

Really looking forward to it! 

 

For some reason, I find this course more immerse-full, than your Dash 8 course... (although that WAS excellent as well).

 

Really exciting times ahead, I can hear!

 

Thanks again, Ben for all you (and the rest of the team) hard work and dedication! These Airline2Sim courses are really amazing! Looking forward to more - and the rest of the 777-training, of course.

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Hi Ben,

 

Just a quick question... I still haven't received the Dash 8 Cadet Course on my Airline2Sim account... I sent you a receipt and confirmation email from Vimeo... not being impatient (so much). Was just wondering, since you've said 24-hours  :smile:

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Interesting! Thanks for the detailed introduction/teaser... 

 

Sounds fascinating.

Really looking forward to it! 

 

For some reason, I find this course more immerse-full, than your Dash 8 course... (although that WAS excellent as well).

 

Really exciting times ahead, I can hear!

 

Thanks again, Ben for all you (and the rest of the team) hard work and dedication! These Airline2Sim courses are really amazing! Looking forward to more - and the rest of the 777-training, of course.

 

That's interesting to hear about the Q400 Program. The Dash 8 is, as you know, a much harder airplane to fly. In fact, I flew it a couple of weeks ago for the first time since we released the FO course and I was all over the place! I think to be honest a big factor is that the filming of the 777 Program was so much easier as the airplane wasn't constantly trying to kill us like the Dash 8 did. Myron was here in the UK for a whole week and time wasn't such a big problem so we could relax and enjoy it and I think that comes over in the Program itself. 

 

Josh came to film the Q400 Program with us often between flying sectors in the real one and it would often end up with us trying to get stuff in the can late at night after a long and frustrating day with hours of footage in the trash bin. Both of us ended up pretty tense as we knew that if we couldn't get what we wanted in the can that day/night, it could be weeks before Josh might have another chance to get back to us for another try. It was pretty stressful and we're trying to avoid those kinds of situations next time as I think it can show. That said, the Q400 Cadet was a huge hit, so we got there in the end. And Josh even wants to come back for the Airbus, so he hasn't run for the hills just yet!  :smile:

Hi Ben,

 

Just a quick question... I still haven't received the Dash 8 Cadet Course on my Airline2Sim account... I sent you a receipt and confirmation email from Vimeo... not being impatient (so much). Was just wondering, since you've said 24-hours  :smile:

 

Hey Anders

 

Ok, just checked and the activation was sent, so sooner or later it'll show up. Tomorrow, now probably. Don't you guys ever sleep?  :Tounge:  :Tounge:

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Thanks, Ben! 

 

I don't know why I find a difference with regards to the two programs... Maybe I just find the 777 more interesting? 

 

No, we don't sleep! We're busy learning about the 777  :P

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I don't own the 777 as it's not my cup of tea simulation wise but I will be picking this up anyway!

 

Glad to hear Josh will be back for the airbus too.

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I don't own the 777 as it's not my cup of tea simulation wise but I will be picking this up anyway!

Glad to hear Josh will be back for the airbus too.

Great to hear, you'll have bought the 777 by the end of the Program :)

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Ben, I am really enjoying this series. Just finished the video on flight planning and, while I use Simbrief a lot, I learned a ton from Capt. Ashcroft. Can't wait to see the others. Great job on a fine series!

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Finished all of the available videos.   Great job.   As one of Myron's Falcon trainees, I am very used to call signs ending in 229.    I am now ready for line operations.
  
...My biggest challenge has been flying the keyboard on my laptop and switching views to find the right button and handles to move on the screen.  (  I am running on the MSI  GT70 with an Intel i7 4700 Haswell and NVIDIA 770m.  16GB     FSX SE with HDE textures and Opus. )    So PC and sim setup in video 2 was very important to me.  

I have been flying for a living for 35 years.   I am absolutely amazed at the skills, knowledge, and professional conduct of some of the PC-simmers who post youtube and other videos.   I think programs like this make that possible for many more people.    I know that most pilots are unaware of the value of training you can get out of P3D, FSX and X-plane ... and some would even scoff at the idea.    But I just flew a 777 from LAX to Miami  ...    I did nearly everything I do when doing the same trip in a real jet.    In a real jet, I hand fly for about 60 seconds and turn the autopilot on ... then a few hours later I turn it off about 60 seconds before I land.   In between, I make inputs to the mode control panel and drink several cups of coffee.

About the only difference or the most important difference is I am not getting paid when I fly this 777 sim  :) 



 

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Ben, I am really enjoying this series. Just finished the video on flight planning and, while I use Simbrief a lot, I learned a ton from Capt. Ashcroft. Can't wait to see the others. Great job on a fine series!

It's amazing what you learn when you ask a lot of questions, I was worried that this video was too long but it's all very valuable stuff.

 

Finished all of the available videos.   Great job.   As one of Myron's Falcon trainees, I am very used to call signs ending in 229.    I am now ready for line operations.

And no better trainer than Myron :) Glad you're both enjoying it thus far.

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You all are making it incredibly hard to resist the temptation to buy the 777 cadet program... Give me another week and I'm in... Poor CC...

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And no better trainer than Myron :) Glad you're both enjoying it thus far.

 

I'll say.  You hit it out of the park picking him.  (Baseball analogy...kinda like cricket, right? :P )  He's easy going and explains things so well.

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You all are making it incredibly hard to resist the temptation to buy the 777 cadet program... Give me another week and I'm in... Poor CC...

 

Sorry Carlo  :smile:

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Sorry Carlo  :smile:

 

No problem as I'm 100% sure that I will not regret the purchase afterward! Had such a good time watching the Q400 Cadet Program...

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No problem as I'm 100% sure that I will not regret the purchase afterward! Had such a good time watching the Q400 Cadet Program.

 

Indeed, and you'll be jumping in at the point that the line flying comes online too, which is the fun stuff! 

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Indeed, and you'll be jumping in at the point that the line flying comes online too, which is the fun stuff! 

 

Yeah, if I can resist another week. I have the feeling that with every hour that is passing, I can resist one day less. LOL. So maybe I already purchase tonight. Let's see. :smile:

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Ben, any way that we can access these on Vimeo? I'd love to watch these on the big screen using my Roku.

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Ben, any way that we can access these on Vimeo? I'd love to watch these on the big screen using my Roku.

 

Hey Todd, they are pulled through Vimeo but due to the way the API works, I'm pretty sure they aren't visible on the Vimeo app. One option is to use an Airplay type option to throw them up onto your screen, or sync up with a PC and plug it into the TV etc. I'm sorry we don't have a more elegant solution yet but there aren't many hosting options for files this big. 

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dear ben,

 

i think you and Mr.myron have done a phenom job with this one ! damm professional ! i hope you continue with your video program concept for a long time :)

 

Kind regards,

 

jaff

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dear ben,

 

i think you and Mr.myron have done a phenom job with this one ! damm professional ! i hope you continue with your video program concept for a long time :)

 

Kind regards,

 

jaff

 

Thanks Jaff - as we speak I'm trying to convince a former Cathay Pacific 747-400 Captain to join us for the PMDG 747 Program, so yes!  :smile:

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