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Do commercial airline pilots train for dead stick landings in the actual aircraft that they are rated to fly?

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  • Todd Baldwin Oct 27, 2019

    Pilots can be rated to fly many different aircraft. And a simulator is not the actual aircraft. So would you consider this to be an answer to my question?

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Oct 28, 2019

    Yes I do. I worked at Toronto Pearson for 9 years with both British Airways and with Air Canada. Pilots may have flown a number of different aircraft but for safety reasons they specialise in just one. Flight simulators are the best solution to testing multiple dramas with risking lives and assets. When BA retired their 767 fleet in favour of 787 Dreamliner, one of my pilot friends did 6 months training and a month in simulator training.

  • Todd Baldwin Nov 01, 2019

    Simulation may be a good tool to learn all the functions and systems on an aircraft, but is nothing like flying the actual aircraft. Even the most complex simulators are not able to produce all the real world factors that are involved on any given flight or a particular aircraft. So with that being said, how many deadstick landings did your pilot friend actually perform in the actual real world aircraft to be qualified and rated to fly the 787?

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