Boeing 737NG

The Boeing 737 is among the most succesfull airliners ever build. In fact, you have most likely flown on a Boeing 737 on a short-to-medium haul flight. SimFlying’s B737NG flightsimulator was built in house according to the highest standards of realism. It is a full-scale replica of the cockpit of a B737NG, with no effort spared. The simulator uses specially designed, professional software in order to replicate the aerodynamics and subsequent the forces on the controls as best as possible.

There are even parts that were extracted from a real (phased out) B737-airliner, such as the seats. This really adds up to the experience. All instruments, buttons, handles and so on are fully functional as per the real aircraft. Though, don’t be afraid of all the bells and whistles, our instructor will explain you all the relevant areas in the cockpit. There are a total of three projectors/beamers to provide you with an all-round view outside of the cockpit. Takeoff from any airport in the world you like and touch down on, again, whatever airport you wish.

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Primary Flight Display 

Two of the large screens in the cockpit are the so-called ‘Primary Flight Displays’ (PFD), one for each pilot. On the left side you’ll see the airspeed indicated in knots (Indicated Airspeed). On the right side you’ll find your altitude indicated in feet. Next to that, you’ll see a grey needle. This indicates your vertical speed, meaning: am I descending or am I climbing?

In the middle of the screen we have the artificial horizon, this indicates the pitch and bank of the aircraft compared to the horizon. Below that you’ll find a grey area indicating your heading in degrees.


Throttle Quadrant

Met het Throttle Quadrant bedien je onder andere de motoren van de Boeing 737NG. De gashendels (throttles) zijn daarin voor jouw vlucht het belangrijkst. Daarnaast kan je de flaps en speedbrakes bedienen om de weerstand van het vliegtuig te vergroten.

The Throttle Quadrant is one of the most important pieces of equipment in the cockpit. It contains the throttles, flap-handles and the speedbrake-handle. On the sides you’ll find the trim-wheel. According to the real aircraft, all handles except for the flaps are motorized.


Overhead Panel

The overhead panel contains all kinds of switches, buttons and gauges. Some examples of the systems that can be managed is the exterior lighting (i.e. landing lights) as well as the fuel system. The familiar ‘Fasten your seatbelts’-button can also be found here. Before each flight, pilots check the overhead panel to ensure all is in the correct position. Upon completion of this checklist, the overhead panel can be deemed as ‘Ready for Take-off’.

Mode Control Panel

Above the forward panel, we’ll come accross the so-called MCP. The function of the MCP is to manage the autopilot-functions of the aircraft. Besides the MCP we have the Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS), through this panel a couple of different viewpoints for the Navigation Display can be selected.