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Yada Yada

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Hilton Premium Club said:


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Dear Mr Yada Yada,

Here's a unique opportunity that does not come your way everyday - the chance to fly a zero flight time simulator, representing the world's most popular airliner.

Fly your way to Melbourne with our 767 Flight Simulator Package!

This thrilling offer includes:
* One hour simulator ride with an instructor in either a Boeing 767 or 737 simulator at the Ansett Flight Simulator Centre
* Guaranteed complimentary upgrade to the Deluxe Floor at Hilton Melbourne Airport
* Full buffet breakfast in Airo Restaurant
* Two course dinner in Airo Restaurant
* Complimentary bottled water (in room)
* One bottle of wine (in room)
* Late check-out of 2pm
* Transfers to and from the Simulator

All from $1,245.00

The great news is that no flying experience is required! You are strapped into the captain's seat and will be under the guidance of a qualified simulator instructor and you will follow the real airline checklist procedures through all the phases of a real commercial flight!

To book this great offer, simply complete the form below for a Hilton representative to contact you!

Offer valid May 7 - December 31, 2006. Bookings subject to Flight Simulator availability. 20% discount has been pre-applied; no further discounts apply. Full pre-payment by credit card required at time of booking. Offer is non refundable and not changeable. One bottle of wine per room. Room rates per night based on number of people, additional charges may apply; available upon request.
I didn't realise that the Ansett simulators were still in service.

However it seems like a lot of money to me for a night at the Hilton and a turn in the sim. :?
 

Kiwi Flyer

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IIRC some FFPs have an award for flight sim. Maybe Air Canada Aeroplan and another one or two?
 

bigjobs

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as much fun as that sounds and no matter how much i would love a go in the sim i think the price is a bit steep.

i can get half a day at the track for me and my WRX STI for a lot less than that and feel like i am about to take off if i had a set of wings attached.
 

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It effectively values the simulator experience at about $1000. I have no idea how this compares with other simulator experiences able to be bought by the public (through $ or miles), other than the obvious being much more expensive than MS Flight Simulator :D
 

Damien

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Kiwi Flyer said:
IIRC some FFPs have an award for flight sim. Maybe Air Canada Aeroplan and another one or two?
Aeroplan will give 3 people a go in a simulator for 80,000 miles. The choices are Airbus 320, Airbus 340, Boeing 767. See here.
 

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100K of Asia Miles will get you one hour in the 744 sim at HK. Bound to be a bit more current than the Ansett 767 one, which I flew a long time a go!
 

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I think the offer isn't too bad, although I think the 737 sim is only a 737-300 sim.

Virgin Blue on the other hand has a 737-700 and 737-800 sim in Brisbane.

A really nice one to be using would be a 747 simulator... Now that would be fun.

While I'm sure the tax man wouldn't approve (nor most bean counters at your workplaces :D), perhaps if you're in Melbourne on business it could be a hotel room to book.... About the same price as a suite, but with a lot more benefits :D

And imagine the HH points on offer! (assuming you earn HH points for the stay)
 

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I didn't realise that the Ansett simulators were still in service.
Back in the Jurassic when AN were flying, I had a freeby with AN to tour their Tullamarine maintenance base and 10 mins in their 767 Sim.

First Class of course, to relish in the old AN way of rewarding their major clients.

I convinced myself that the sim was just a huge video game on legs but following application of takeoff thrust, I was utterly and completely convinced I was controlling the real thing. I believe it was when one could hear and feel the tyres running over the simulated runway seams that I lost reality and got very attentive to flying this beast.

If you could buy one, or even try one - get one cos there is no better!
 

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Some of the ex Ansett simulators are still operational and the guys running them are trying to generate business.

By comparison Flight Safety International in the LOTFAP charge approx $US10,000 per person for 2 pilots to do a total of 10 hours in their simulators. ie $US2,000 per hour with 2 people on board. This is inclusive of ground school.

Makes this one look reasonable (though not cheap) by my standards. :wink: 8) :roll:
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
So is anyone going to take up the HPC offer? A MEL Sim Do?
Not this little black duck:!:

I get extremely ill in simulators which takes all the fun away.:oops: :evil:
 
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