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Mycockpitview. Landing runway 23 in Hamburg. Cockpit Bombardier Dash8 Q400. EDDH. HAM.Landing runway 23 in Hamburg.

imageApproaching London City Airport, runway 27, just before the sunset.

Mycockpitview. Autopilot disconnect button. Bombardier dash8 q400Autopilot disconnect button

Mycockpitview. Long exposure picture taken during our landing on runway 06 in Luxembourg.Long exposure picture taken during our landing on runway 06 in Luxembourg.

Mycockpitview. The HGS (Head up Guidance System) is such a nice tool! It allows the pilot to look outside while still being able to see all the important fliht parameters such as altitude, speed or heading. Very useful for many situations, and allowing us to land on a Cat III runway with a visibility of only 200m!The HGS (Head up Guidance System) is such a nice tool! It allows the pilot to look outside while still being able to see all the important flight parameters such as altitude, speed or heading. Very useful for many situations, and allowing us to land on a Cat III runway with a visibility of only 200m!

How does a Bombardier Q400 simulator look like?

Mycockpitview. Bombardier Dash8 Q400 full flight simulator. Lufthansa flight training vienna.This is the Bombardier Dash8 Q400 simulator at the Lufthansa Flight Training center in Vienna. Every crew flies it every six month for two days. The first day being a session to train the crew to numerous failures that could happen in real life, from minor navigation instruments failure, to engine fire or smoke in the cockpit. The second day is a checkride where an examiner checks that the crew complies with the procedures and has the level of proficiency required to renew their licence and continue flying for the company. The simulator is mounted on electric cylinders and can move on 6 axis (3 rotations and 3 translations) to reproduce all the flying sensations, from accelerations during takeoff or turns to turbulences.

Mycockpitview. Bombardier Dash8 Q400 full flight simulator. Lufthansa flight training vienna.

Once inside, it looks like a big room. In the back is the instructor’s panel, with a small table to take notes, and several screens. The lower one is used to set up the simulator parameters and the failures, the upper one is mostly used to check the aircraft routing and the precision of flying during the approaches and the last one reproduces the picture seen in the captain’s head up guidance system.

Mycockpitview. Bombardier Dash8 Q400 full flight simulator. Lufthansa flight training vienna.

The front part is the exact replica of the Q400 cockpit. The outside view is generated by computers and transmitted by several projectors, creating a 180 degrees outside view for both pilots.

Mycockpitview. Luxair Bombardier Dash8 Q400 first officer.Luxair Bombardier Dash8 Q400 first officer.

Mycockpitview. Thrust levers, Luxair Boeing 737 NG.Thrust levers, Luxair Boeing 737 NG.

Myccockpitview. Short final runway 06 in Luxembourg, Bombardier Dash8 Q400Short final runway 06 in Luxembourg, Luxair Bombardier Dash8 Q400

Amazing London

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Amazing view on London, arriving on runway 27 for London Ciy Airport in the morning light.