FBS9 & 10 and onto full motion!
FBS9 was a really fun simulator session, but also quite difficult since there were a lot of emergencies including rapid depressurisation, which required quick action. Â The drill went well since I practiced it over and over so that my actions were almost automatic when it came to doing it in the simulator. Â The 10th and final fixed base session was a progress check, which we passed. We were required to complete the preflight setup within 35 minutes and approach briefing in 10 minutes, which put the pressure on.
Now we’re onto the full motion simulator sessions which include a lot of manual handling. Â I’m looking forward to finally doing a lot of manual flying! Â I’ve got the day off today, which I’m spending on reading through the flight crew training manual (FCTM) and practicing my flows / SOP calls. Â The FCTM contains useful information on the manual flying and other handling techniques.