This morning I woke up to an email stating that Angle of Attack’s 737NGX Training now had a review up on Avsim. Getting a review on Avsim is a big deal- lots of viewers, lots of potential for both the good AND bad. Our Training is great, so we knew the review would be great too.
I’m not going to go into a ton of details myself out the training, rather, I’ll let Ray Marshall (the reviewer at Avsim) speak for himself. Below are some of the highlights of this review.
For Non-737 Trainees
For Current 737 Trainees
For Everyone Else
In the Words of Avsim:
“There is no doubt in my mind that the AOA Flight Training Program has already elevated the proficiency level of flight simmers that chose to fly the PMDG 737NGX to near the absolute limit. I would venture to name Angle of Attack as the Flight Safety International of desktop flight simulation training.“
“I would like to do a little recap showing how the 737NGX training evolved and illustrate a few of the details. Just to demonstrate the level of detail of these HD video lessons that come in streaming Full HD and Downloadable 720P and Mobile formats. That means you get your training any way you want it. You can watch the training video online, or download the 720P and watch full screen on your desktop or send the Mobile version to your iPad or tablet for watching anyplace, anytime. The Flightwork Preview video is a compilation of the necessary steps for the first flight. The 5 ½ hours of video breaks down like this:“
- Preflight Paperwork/Dispatch 1:10:00
- Arriving at the Aircraft- 0:10:00
- Originator Setup- 0:12:00
- Walk Around- 0:27:00
- FMC Programming- 0:31:00
- Flight Deck Preparation- 0:54:00
- Before Start- 0:09:00
- Engine Start & Pushback- 0:12:00
- Taxi- 0:13:00
- Takeoff & Climb- 0:15:00
- Cruise- 0:08:00
- Descent- 0:15:00
- Approach & Landing- 0:06:00
- Taxi to Gate/Parking- 0:10:00
- Shutdown- 0:05:00
- Debrief- 0:10:00
“The first word that comes to my mind is ‘unbelievable’. The quality of the entire presentation is absolutely top notch by any measure. You have a large class of eager beavers waiting with baited breath for the any given next installment. “
“The graphics are drawn exceptionally well and can be printed as presentation quality or zoomed up on a large monitor without losing resolution. Full color drawings of all panels are available to the members and can be printed up to wall poster size.“
“The audio and video are also of very high quality. The completed videos are available to view online in almost unlimited sizes. They can be also downloaded for offline viewing at your leisure in 720P or slightly smaller files for Mobile units like tablets, iPads or smart phones. I have no difficultly watching the 720P version full screen on a 24 inch widescreen monitor.“
“The additional files and extras are a class act themselves. You can download a script to follow the narrative if you not comfortable listening to the audio in English. There are several additional files and documents that support a given lesson and those are usually packaged for easy viewing.“
“The Obstacle Course flight was for us to get the feel of hand flying an airliner while scraping the treetops and trying to avoid plowing into the mountainside. This was advertised as necessary to break the notion that the 737NGX isn’t controllable by hand and to give us a good sweat. That it did and in spades.
If I had been a little smarter I would have taken an extra change of underwear with me on this flight. But, it certainly does demonstrate how much fun it is to hand fly a big airliner out in the wild away from ATC, holding patterns, and approaches.“
“I highly recommend anyone even casually interested in knowing more about flying this airliner or even a similar one in FSX to explore what AngleofAttack has to offer. I am quite certain there is no better training available to a FSX simulator pilot anyplace at any price.“
“Obviously, every bit and byte of this data was conceived, drafted, written, converted to audio and video, edited, checked, rechecked and published just for me to learn how to fly the PMDG 737NGX. But, it is perfectly OK with me if you would like to use it for your personal training also. Good Luck and Godspeed.“
These are just a few of the quotes, and very in depth information, that Ray writes about.
A big thanks to Ray and Avsim for the great review!
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