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If you are a beginner, then the pilot instructor will be nursing with you and the flight will be uniquely successful. If you played the flight simulator for thousands of hours and came to fly on the simulator, the pilot instructor will help you save your reputation, also the happy end. If you really are a pilot, then we will set you a difficult task (for example, direct head wind at a landing 120 knots, or we will set wind share and low visibility with both engines fire). It was a joke, but we know how to joke and do little dirty tricks.
So, you are inside the cockpit and took the captain seat. Before you move TQ levers forward, the pilot will hold a briefing with you and set the flight conditions. We do not recommend to demand something complicated for the first time. We guarantee you an adrenaline rush even in ideal conditions on the most popular routes.
Here are some basic tips that are really could be helpful:
The Boeing 737 aircraft has been rolling off the production lines since 1967 and is currently the most widely used equipment in the history of civil aviation. 737 NG stands for Next Generation, which is the third generation 737 model. It has been in production since 1996 and represents the most radical update of the first generation. It incorporates the classic (conventional) control system, where the flight controls and the flight control surfaces are connected by cables. This enables the pilots to get the feedback from the aircraft and read its responses in real time.
The principal control tool is the control yoke, which you must have seen in photos and movies. The 737NG is equipped with the Glass Cabin, in which the fundamental flight parameters are displayed on computer screens, and yet, you can still find a few needle-type instruments in the cockpit. By and large, the aircraft is almost entirely controlled by automatic instrumentation, but the pilot is virtually free to fly the plane manually.