Landing in the 737 full motion cockpit simulator, Dublin Airport

May 14, 2011

This is my first ever landing in a REAL full-motion cockpit simulator. This flight training facility is based at Simtech in Dublin Airport and although it is the older 737-200, it is nevertheless a fully functional simulator with all the instrumentation and the usual bells and whistles. Here, flight simulator and aviation enthusiast Anthony Murphy lands the 737 on runway 28 at Dublin Airport. Excuse the nose drift after landing – I was not used to the pedals and did not apply enough pressure to steer the plane on the runway. Thankfully, the instructor gave me some help. Landing was full flaps, 140ias.


25 Responses to “Landing in the 737 full motion cockpit simulator, Dublin Airport”

  1. 2009ZPK on May 14th, 2011 6:10 pm

    The clicking sound *is* the solenoids that inhibit auto-pilot engagement when the control column is not in the neutral position. You can not engage the autopilot when you are making an input – you must have your hands/knees etc off the control wheel+column. These solenoids are physically in the Autopilot control panel itself in the middle of the glareshield. They stop you from pushing the one or two engage paddles up.

  2. flyboy83297 on May 14th, 2011 6:15 pm

    hey can i gothere if im 16 but am not a pilot???

  3. davesullivan1000 on May 14th, 2011 7:04 pm

    im going on that 2morrow 😀

  4. flyboy83297 on May 14th, 2011 7:58 pm

    the clicking sound is the fuel pump, it means that it is on

  5. AviationFreak95 on May 14th, 2011 8:51 pm

    yeah, im 14 but ill try to get here… there are some down in Shannon but they are also only for pilots and people who have vouchers. 🙂 Thanks!

  6. mythicalireland on May 14th, 2011 9:37 pm

    I don’t know about other simulators. There’s an A320 sim in Dublin Airport but as far as I know it’s only for pilots.

  7. AviationFreak95 on May 14th, 2011 10:08 pm

    i wanna go here but i was wonderin, is there and age limit? also, the 737-200 is kinda gettin old, is there another public Simulator in Dublin (or closeby) counties which have more modern planes e.g 737-800?

  8. MRNEILRYAN on May 14th, 2011 10:20 pm

    great video

  9. mythicalireland on May 14th, 2011 10:29 pm

    Thanks for clearing that up. It’s more noticeable on the video than it was in the actual sim. Glad to know what was causing it though, thanks.

  10. omykronbr on May 14th, 2011 11:12 pm

    The Clicking sound are from solenoids in the yoke for centering.
    when on manual flight, those clicks means that with that input, you are unable to engage the autopilot/auto mode in the old autopilot SP-77 from 732

  11. mythicalireland on May 15th, 2011 12:11 am

    No, they have a distinct rolling sound !

  12. AERTANK on May 15th, 2011 12:35 am

    Great! Could the clicking be the “Auto-Trim” wheels turnning?

  13. mythicalireland on May 15th, 2011 12:42 am

    Not sure what the general rule is. You should ask if you can bring camera. Good luck with the NG. It’s what I usually fly in Microsoft Flight Simulator. A friend held the camera.

  14. jackd166 on May 15th, 2011 1:01 am

    Im doing this in July except in england. Its a 737-800 im flying tough – should be fun! Are you deffinetly allowed to use your camcorder and who held it for you?

  15. mythicalireland on May 15th, 2011 1:03 am

    Loved the -200 when Ryanair had them. Lots of noise and smoke – real aeroplanes !

  16. mythicalireland on May 15th, 2011 1:44 am

    Good contacts !

  17. mythicalireland on May 15th, 2011 1:45 am

    Expensive !

  18. rggfgjerjh on May 15th, 2011 2:28 am

    Nice video love the old cockpit and the -100 and -200 are my favorite type of 737

  19. 009817821 on May 15th, 2011 2:34 am

    i love it mate up at dublin airport last might spotting:) how did you get in there:)?????????????

  20. JackDooner on May 15th, 2011 3:31 am

    lucky you 😛

  21. mythicalireland on May 15th, 2011 4:07 am

    The technology in this video is 40 years old. Ah, the good old days !

  22. mythicalireland on May 15th, 2011 4:25 am

    Found the controls a wee bit heavier than I expected, but then I use plastic yoke and pedals at home !

  23. mythicalireland on May 15th, 2011 5:05 am

    Sim is in Dublin Airport. Good contacts !

  24. ryanair737800 on May 15th, 2011 5:19 am

    hw much was it?

  25. XxXDELTAxFOXTROTXxX on May 15th, 2011 6:01 am

    Amazing how jets now use glass cockpits.

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