You’ve just successfully completed another intensive multi-day course of simulator training. Once again, you’ve been through it all, just like six to 12 months earlier. Engine failures and fires, hydraulic and brake malfunctions, wind shears on short final, comm and nav radio breakdowns, blown tires and crosswind landings. Sim training has long been recognized as essential to safety of flight. It’s so rigorous, it’s almost gained the stature of a professional rite. ...

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