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Mission Statement 

The purpose of FLAPS-2-APPROACH is two-fold:  To document the construction of a Boeing 737 flight simulator, and to act as a platform to share aviation-related articles pertaining to the Boeing 737; thereby, providing a source of inspiration and reference to like-minded individuals.

I am not a professional journalist.  Writing for a cross section of readers from differing cultures and languages with varying degrees of technical ability, can at times be challenging. I hope there are not too many spelling and grammatical mistakes.


Note:   I have NO affiliation with ANY manufacturer or reseller.  All reviews and content are 'frank and fearless' - I tell it as I see it.  Do not complain if you do not like what you read.

I use the words 'modules & panels' and 'CDU & FMC' interchangeably.  The definition of the acronym 'OEM' is Original Equipment Manufacturer (aka real aicraft part).


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"Season's Greetings" and Projects for 2014

I’m not going to summarize the tasks completed in 2013  – the most important being the conversion of the B737 throttle quadrant.   Now that the TQ is installed, the simulator is in “flying mode” :)

2014 will continue with the simulator build, focusing on the OEM forward and aft overhead panels, replacement of the reproduction switches and knobs on the MIP, and the construction of a basic shell or frame.  Whether the overhead will be completed by year’s end is debatable as much relies on the sourcing of OEM parts.

The website will continue, and in addition to a number of planned posts concerning  instrumentation use and procedures, a short segment is being prepared that will highlight the achievements of a few builders and developers.  Other posts will continue to cover the construction.

If you would like something to be covered, you’re welcome to contact me.  

 "Seasons Greetings"   from Flaps2Approach

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