Re: B747SP simulators/training

From:         beyond@zeta.org.au (Ted Landy)
Organization: Kralizec Dialup Internet Sydney, http://www.zeta.org.au/
Date:         Mon, 3 Mar 1997 04:30:46 GMT
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maclure@cvsrf1.arc.nasa.gov (MacLure) wrote:

>I've been asked a question regarding the SP ( short fuselage
>long-range ) 747 variant.
>
>I don't believe any simulators were ever built for this type
>which leads to the question: "How was training done?"
>
The airline I work for has two 747 SPs. All of our training is done on
747 200/300 simulators as It is a common type rating. 
Significant differences are limiting Weights and flap limiting speeds
due to the SP having a 100 series wing. Also the A/C is considered
more sensitive in Pitch.
Ted