Interested in becoming a pilot, or just like the flying experience in general? Then you might want to check out British Airways’ Technical Block A in the UK, which is home to 16 flight simulators that each cost a whopping $13-million. In the video above, Business Insider spent some time with British Airways Captain Claire Bunton to learn how to take off, fly and land the biggest commercial airplane in the world. Continue reading for another video and more information.
A flight simulator can replicate the equations that govern how aircraft fly, how they react to applications of flight controls, the effects of other aircraft systems, and how the aircraft reacts to external factors such as air density, turbulence, wind shear, cloud, precipitation, etc. “BA pilots spend around 50 hours inside the simulator as part of their training, but we only spent one hour inside. See how we did with just one hour of training,” reports Business Insider.