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BuBi,

This mall wherein is situated the simulator company is worth a visit if only for viewing pleasure. I'd suggest a scouting visit, alone or with a selected companion, however you feel best suited to peruse the entirety of the place. Whilst doing so you can make arrangements with the flying people as to a schedule of activities and on your return will be less distracted by the other various goings on.

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your post reminds me of your earlier experince with the simulator company in Ekkamai. Which I now shall visit in 3 weeks. Question is how to proceed best : I shall be in town for maybe a week and might want to see them 3 times . What would you recommend for a start ?

They open I think at 10 AM and I'm not sure about closing time. On your first day in town, be on their front door as close after opening time as you can manage, and discuss what you want to do. Schedule then, if you can. They'll be able to tell you how busy they are.

 

The initial "Flying Club" package includes their training manual (which has a lot of good stuff in it for a non-pilot) and a few other spiffs, and can be purchased with one or four hours of sim time. It also carries a membership that lets you buy four-hour blocks at some discount. Block time hours stay on the books for a year.

 

They CAN get busy. They recently signed a deal with Lion Air, one of the low-cost carriers, out of Indonesia I think, to let Lion Air evaluate pilot candidates on their simulator. They will be booked SOLID for a week or more before Lion Air comes in, and they will be booked SOLID for the week or however long that Lion Air is actually testing.

 

Two of their instructors have already passed Lion Air's first-round test. Both of them are GOOD instructors and will be GOOD airline pilots.

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PRECISELY!

 

 

I use this as my example of the folly of career planning. You CAN'T plan for the weird events that wind up resulting in major changes to your life, ten or more years later.

 

You wanna go to the nth degree

 

What if in May 2013 I didn't tell my then boss he was blowing smoke and to "FUCK ARF" (Yes I have a habit of telling bosses where to get off).

 

It was only because of telling that asshole I was back in Thailand and then took a project in Vietnam and decided to have a little get together, I am useless at planning things, shit happens is my motto.

 

Haha, 4 years later still suffering and making my living over here and I am glad I told the asshole to "FUCK OFF"

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A while back, I described the process by which I wound up in the 737 sim in the first place, pointed out the various things that had to happen to make it happen, some of them over ten years ago, and said "Now let's see you write the career planning sheet for this process."

 

I didn't find out about the Thai Airways program until I was in the 737 sim, and writing up the sessions on Facebook, whereupon someone mentioned the Thai Airways program to me.

 

I have to add the part about the Level D sim, and now I have to add "And, by the way, a guy I really didn't know, except he was part of the ex-pats group, told his boss to fuck off, and organized the get-together that I attended, on near-zero sleep, and went into the loo, and found the brochures."

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BuBi,

This mall wherein is situated the simulator company is worth a visit if only for viewing pleasure. I'd suggest a scouting visit, alone or with a selected companion, however you feel best suited to peruse the entirety of the place. Whilst doing so you can make arrangements with the flying people as to a schedule of activities and on your return will be less distracted by the other various goings on.

 

Sir,

 

with greatest pleasure I may let this esteemed community know that other than Mr. radioman seems to think I did in the meantime upgrade my moral standards to a level that excludes participation in questionable amusement of any kind. Principally. On the other hand many thanks for bringing up alternative activities regarding the Ekamai area. I shall do my best as always.

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They open I think at 10 AM and I'm not sure about closing time. On your first day in town, be on their front door as close after opening time as you can manage, and discuss what you want to do. Schedule then, if you can. They'll be able to tell you how busy they are.

 

The initial "Flying Club" package includes their training manual (which has a lot of good stuff in it for a non-pilot) and a few other spiffs, and can be purchased with one or four hours of sim time. It also carries a membership that lets you buy four-hour blocks at some discount. Block time hours stay on the books for a year.

 

They CAN get busy. They recently signed a deal with Lion Air, one of the low-cost carriers, out of Indonesia I think, to let Lion Air evaluate pilot candidates on their simulator. They will be booked SOLID for a week or more before Lion Air comes in, and they will be booked SOLID for the week or however long that Lion Air is actually testing.

 

Two of their instructors have already passed Lion Air's first-round test. Both of them are GOOD instructors and will be GOOD airline pilots.

 

Thank you very much Mr specialist, we do indeed share the desire to fly a plane. I did in fact create various heart attacks already within cabin crew members by insisting to visit the flightdeck which has unfortunately become more than difficult lately. Although there are possibilities.

 

Ref your warning regarding Lion Air blocking simulator time I may let you know that I am usually called BuBi the Lion at home and shall not be frightened to stand my ground once they turn up.

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I am starting a microlight aviation course in november in Huahin.

Anyone with experience in that ?

 

BB

Be prepared to crash!

 

I woud assist my friend when he went out to fly his ultralight....more times then not, he would crash land.

 

Why? the ultralights are underpowered. A bit of a downdraft and you are crashed!

 

Be very careful!!!

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I am starting a microlight aviation course in november in Huahin.

Anyone with experience in that ?

 

BB

An old friend of mine had a Weedhopper ultralight at one time. He commented that about one out of every four landings was a forced landing. While it might - MIGHT! - be a good thing to practice IN A SIMULATOR, it is not something you want to do for real.

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