I'll post videos relating to the simulator, B737 and other aviation issues here. Some of these videos will also be embedded in Journal posts. Footage (unless otherwise attributed) has been taken by me using either a Canon EOS 1D MK IV camera with L lenses or using a Canon VIXIA HF videocam. Double click the video to see full screen, or right click with mouse and choose "watch on VIMEO".
B737-600 Auto Brake Rotary Use: I replaced the cheap plastic rotary that came with the MIP with a genuine 737 auto brake rotary. Turning and setting MAX is now identical to to a real aircraft
B737-500 Control Column & Under floor Mechanism: Captain-side yoke showing underfloor set-up with linkages to First Officer side
Captain-side Chronometer: FDS Bezel with small LCD screen running ProSim737 software (virtual chronometer
ACP Conversion: B737-500 ACP Units (slideshow with Ken Burns effect)
CDU Training: Vertical Bearing Indicator (VBI)
CDU Training: Flight Deck Solutions CDU Operation
A short video depicting some of the more commonly used keystrokes of the Flight Deck Solutions CDU. I have not used any particular sequence. The video is mainly to show the screen resolution and the uptake speed after depressing a key
B737-300 Throttle Quadrant Trim Wheels Spinning
Genuine Boeing 737-300 series throttle quadrant converted for flight simulator use. Trim wheels spin on input from the electrical trim switches on the yoke. Trim indicator tabs move in association with wheels spinning to indicate what trim the aircraft is currently in. To stop the wheels from spinning (can be annoying & noisy) the Stab Trim Cut Off switch has been programmed to cut power to the motor that drives the wheels. The trim tabs, however, still move as trim is adjusted on the yoke
Weber Pilot Seat Adjustments
Two matching B737 Weber pilot seats are used in the B737 simulator. The seats were retrieved from a South West B737 that was destined for the wrecking yard. This video demonstrates the range of movements that the seats are capable of.
CDU Training: Maps Part 1 (courtesy: Aerosoft Australia)
CDU Training: FMC Flight Planning Part 2 - FMC Basics (courtesy: Aerosoft Australia)
CDU Training: FMC Flight Planning Part 3 - FMC Airways (courtesy: Aerosoft Australia)
CDU Training: FMC Flight Planning Part 4 - FMC Insert, Delete & Modify (courtesy: Aerosoft Australia)
Captain of Singapore Airlines B747 Flys into sunset as company retures B747
Crosswind Approaches & Landings
A series of short video clips of cross wind landings (found on the Internet)
Turbine Sounds Studio (TSS) (sound file review from TSS website)
Loosing The Ability To Fly - Aircraft Automation Dependancy
This lecture video discusses the implications arising from automation dependency and how airlines are attempting to solve the issue. I found the presentation to be very informative, amusing in parts and helps to explain "What's it doing now"...... The video has been embedded directly from U-Tube.