Sunday, November 04, 2012

If you've got a spare 115,000 frequent flyer points try out the Qantas simulator

If you've ever wondered what it's like to bring a big jumbo jet in to land, this could be your chance to find out.

Qantas is opening up access to one of its $30 million 747 flight simulators.

From next month wannabe pilots will be able to sit in the captain's chair and fly a jumbo jet. Previously the only way to get behind the controls of the state-of-the art trainers was to become a Qantas pilot but the airline will this week make 48 sessions available on the trainer between December and March 2013.

Of course there's a catch - you must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member with a spare 115,000 points.

To put it in some perspective, that many points is enough to redeem a return economy trip to Dallas or Chicago, worth about $2000.

Despite the cost, the airline is confident there are more than enough "aerosexuals" - the industry term for aviation aficionados - among its nine million Frequent Flyers willing to part with their points for the chance to learn to fly a 747.

Qantas B747-400 senior training captain Greg Matthews said the simulator was an exact replica of the cockpit.

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