Busted! Don’t Believe These Flying Myths!

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Busted! Don’t Believe These Flying Myths!
Since the Wright Brothers took to the skies over a hundred years ago, people dream of one day learning to fly a plane, but few people ever actually do this. Some who never pursue this goal are held back by one or more common misconceptions.

For example, the idea that you need to be a wealthy genius with a passion for danger is simply outdated. Thinking this way keeps people from entering an industry that offers an enviable employment rate for new graduates and will require an estimated ninety-seven thousand new hires over the next two decades in North America alone.

To help you steer clear of the prevailing misconceptions, uFly Simulator Inc. has debunked some of the most widely believed myths about learning to fly.

Myth 1: Planes pretty much fly themselves
With the rapid advancement of aviation technology and innovations like autopilot and navigation systems, people tend to think planes pretty much fly themselves. This is simply not the case as pilots are expected to remain alert at all times and be ready at any moment during the flight to correct or disengage autopilot if it’s glitchy or to perform a manual landing. Pilots use aviation technology to manage their cockpit workload. They are, however, trained to fly planes manually.

Most of us have played video games involving planes and were fascinated by the idea we could possibly fly the real thing. While video games are getting increasingly realistic, piloting an aircraft is highly complex and hard to replicate on a video game console. Additionally, when flying a plane, you need to account for wind, runway conditions, obstacles, aircraft performance, and a whole host of things while maintaining awareness of what’s happening around you, making the actual experience a whole lot harder.

Myth 3: Expensive flying lessons are the only way to learn and experience flight
Flying an actual plane includes expenses for fuel, maintenance, insurance, and flight instructor fees, all of which tend to add up to a considerable sum. On the other hand, opting to use a flight simulator cuts out these overhead costs, easing some of the financial pressure of learning to fly.

Plus, under certain programs, you can reduce the number of airborne lessons you may need to take as the system can recreate almost any situation, helping student pilots improve their abilities even before expensive flight school sessions.

If you’re looking to steer clear of more myths like these, reach out to uFly Simulator Inc. As the leading aviation professional in Mississauga, ON, we are currently the only operators of a flight simulator modeled after the B 777 -200ER, one of the most sophisticated and realistic publicly available flight simulators in the world. Featuring a fully-functional flight deck created by real-world aviation professionals with components taken straight from a real 777 airliners, it doesn’t get more real. For starters, every switch, knob, and button have the exact same function as in the real airplane. From the “fasten seat belt” sign to the most complex entries into the flight computers, we’re ready to fly.

For a complete list of our programs, please click here. If you have any questions about uFly Simulator Inc., we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.