A few months ago, I was very kindly invited by TFT Aero to come down to their simulator and experience flying, as a pilot! I’ve been cabin crew for almost 9 years now, so I’m fairly familiar with the cockpit, however I’ve never actually tried flying the plane myself.
As you can imagine, I was super excited to try flying… and let me tell you, it’s not as easy as it looks! TFT Aero have a Boeing 737 Sim, so whilst it’s a different aircraft to the 777’s we have at Emirates, the cockpit is similar. Don’t ask me for any technical details though as I’m definitely no expert!
I was invited to bring a friend, so I took along my friend Sally to experience the Sim. She loved it just as much as I did!
Once we arrived at the simulator in JBR, the pilots welcomed us and showed us to the Sim, which they’d built completely themselves. Extremely impressive!