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    Let's talk 737NG !

    What do you like most or less about a 737 NG, what impresses you the most about this great plane ?
    Whether in simulation or in reality

    The first time I jumped into the cockpit my first impression was wow my *, how small it looks like a soyouz capsule, while the plane is huge.
    in the simulation this feeling of small space is non-existent.
    C矇drice Rive 747, MD11, 737, 777

    #2
    RL: how easy they are to work on
    marshal, ground services, open up the bins, unload, load, close and push. Workhorse of aviation. Love it!

    Sim: How much fun it is when you can simulate the actual route you fly all the time to the near point of realism.

    Alex Kulak
    PMDG Studier and flyer

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      #3
      Many years ago I had the opportunity to log some time in a 737 simulator. I still remember that first takeoff where we were set up with a light fuel load (about 25%) and an otherwise empty aircraft. We did a full power takeoff and climb, and I was completely blown away by the climb rate that we saw. Ever since then the 737 has been a favorite of mine, both in the sim, as well as when a passenger.
      Tim Lincoln
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        #4
        Alex,

        When we first started getting 300s/500s at UAL I was working as a ramper. The aft bin door was always a PITA for me because I'm simply not tall enough to reach the door handle. I still recall how those airplanes smelled coming in fresh off the production line. It was a great time to be starting out in the industry.

        Robert S. Randazzo
        PMDG Simulations
        http://www.pmdg.com


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          #5
          Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
          Alex,

          When we first started getting 300s/500s at UAL I was working as a ramper. The aft bin door was always a PITA for me because I'm simply not tall enough to reach the door handle. I still recall how those airplanes smelled coming in fresh off the production line. It was a great time to be starting out in the industry.
          Oh the maxa are the same way but opposite the aft is lower to the point of the 700 fwd. The amazing part is how many bags that the 300 can carry in the back than the 700. Was really hoping I could become a pilot but I can't pass a medical class 1 due to color blind deficiency so ramp and network planning it is. The front bin is the same for me as you back then. That 11inches in the fwd really shows 不不
          Alex Kulak
          PMDG Studier and flyer

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            #6
            Most?

            the many beautiful copilots in insta 不不不
            i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
            Marc Ehnle

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              #7
              Good short-haul airplane for sure, but the Boeing 737-800, specifically N73278, was the first flight deck of a an operational commercial jet that I ever stepped foot in on December 14th, 2015. It was at that moment that I realized that a Kenworth T680 has a bigger windshield than a Boeing 737-800.
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              Captain Kevin

              Kevin Yang

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                #8
                A true time machine, 60s overhead and 90s front.....
                Well, MAX have 00s front...and still 60s overhead then....

                My dream airplane would be 737(NG or MAX whatever) with EICAS and ECL, better if it also havesynoptic display and C*U FBW...
                Or wait a second (turns my eye to southern hemisphere)
                ZHU Hai
                B737 Ground instructor

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
                  You must have had the same captain 不 Other airplane though I was 16

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                  Marc Ehnle

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Ephedrin View Post
                    You must have had the same captain 不 Other airplane though I was 16

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                    You talking about from the camera angle standpoint or the hat standpoint, because the hat is actually mine.
                    Captain Kevin

                    Kevin Yang

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                    • Ephedrin
                      Ephedrin commented
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                      the situational humour Same position, same angle, both hat on and the fingers on the controls...

                    #11
                    To me the yoke appears disproportionately large. Does a pilot need so much leverage? Compare to the little toy looking joy stick on the bus.
                    Victor Green

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                    • Cristi Neagu
                      Cristi Neagu commented
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                      It's been a very long time since i read the FCOM, but if i remember correctly, you could still fly the 737 with total hydraulic loss since it has manual reversion. If that were to happen, i'm sure the control forces would be so large you'd be wishing for an even bigger yoke.

                    • Ilari Kousa
                      Ilari Kousa commented
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                      Cristi Neagu that is true. This was also retained for the max. Last of a generation really -- I don't think there will be further commercial jet transport development with conventional flight controls.

                    #12
                    I love the cockpit of a 737 and I love to fly one in P3D. In real life I don't care for it as a pax, and I think it's kind of ugly. The nose.
                    Dave Gray

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                      #13
                      I find I mess up on the 737 more than other planes. 1. forget to turn on packs after engine and get siren blaring as cabin pressure is low. 2. Killing all electric power be shutting off APU (after start) and not switching the bus feed to the proper setting. 3. Getting nose wheel in balance after OK landing.
                      4. Can't slow down and having to land at 200 kts because I don't have time for a go-around. I think the other Boeings won't let you make those mistakes as they are more automated. Is that a good thingy or bad thingy? But I do love the PMDG 737's and fly them a lot.
                      Paul Gugliotta

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                        #14
                        IRL I like the NG because they look after themselves, covering the flight line as an engineer, and seeing a board full of NGs is a happy sight, they vary rarely throw problems into the shift.
                        757s on the other hand, you know theres a high chance that when the captain signs the tech log over to you, theres going to be snags.

                        that being said, in the 10 years Ive been an AML Holder, Ive only ever had to ground an aircraft once, and that was an NG, due to a hydraulic leak.

                        to slightly contradict myself though, I dislike the NG in heavy maintenance, theyre small, space is at a premium when working on pretty much all the systems, just makes for a less than enjoyable experience.
                        Liam Riley

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                          #15
                          IRL it's not bad and it's not great to be a passenger on. Basically just a tour bus in 3 dimensions like every other airplane in coach. I'm not that fat or barrel-chested, so the somewhat smaller seat width doesn't impact me too much.

                          Playing it in the sim as a game, the increased workload and mechanical/analog nature of the hand flying is absolutely ideal. If I was doing it for my actual job I would probably prefer an A320 because the fewer things to think about the better.
                          Matt Smith

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                            #16
                            I never noticed a big difference between a 320 and a 737NG in noise or cabin space even if the 320 is a few tens of centimeters more, it is not really noticeable.
                            PTU can be annoying to him.
                            If there is a big difference between two planes of the same category I would say go on a 777 and a 340 you would see how quiet and comfortable the 340 is ... but that is another debate
                            C矇drice Rive 747, MD11, 737, 777

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                              #17
                              Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                              I never noticed a big difference between a 320 and a 737NG in noise or cabin space even if the 320 is a few tens of centimeters more, it is not really noticeable.
                              PTU can be annoying to him.
                              If there is a big difference between two planes of the same category I would say go on a 777 and a 340 you would see how quiet and comfortable the 340 is ... but that is another debate
                              737 is louder in the very back compared to the A321. Not sure about the 319 or 320 since they're shorter. But as far as passenger experience goes aside from noise they're about the same. Nothing special about either.
                              Yoshi Elder

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                              • cedrice.rive@yahoo.fr
                                [email protected] commented
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                                My 737-700 experience was in F12 a good seat for the legs in front of the emergency exits, only downside nothing should hang out at this place on the floor.
                                (and yes there are some -700 in Europe they are not many)

                              • Cristi Neagu
                                Cristi Neagu commented
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                                I prefer F2, even though it is usually a more expensive choice. Quick to board and leave, lots of room, and you can have bags on the floor. You can also hear the nose gear hit the break block, which is pretty cool. And being at the front it's pretty quiet, relatively speaking, but you can still hear that characteristic CFM growl on take-off.
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