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Tu-154M Simulator

This is an authentic soviet-era Tupolev Tu-154M simulator. It was used for decades to train pilots in Siberia and I was lucky enough to fly it for a few hours with an experienced instructor.


It was my first time flying Tu-154 but second time in a big airliner simulator (I tried B-737NG last month). Compared to B737 Tu-154 doesn't have so much cool electronics and assistive devices so flying it requires more stick and rudder skill.


After performing several landings we even tried landing with fire engines and extremely bad weather conditions. We also tried landing in automatic mode.

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Taken on September 28, 2011