Airline2Sim Majestic Dash 8 Q400 First Officer

Airline2Sim Majestic Dash 8 Q400 First Officer Airline2Sim Majestic Dash 8 Q400 First Officer Airline2Sim Majestic Dash 8 Q400 First Officer
You’ve got to grips with Majestic Software's Dash 8 Q400, but can you fly a VOR approach? Can you fly a raw data NDB into a small island airport when the FMS is broken? What about if you lose an engine as you lift off? What about a fire during the take-off roll? It’s time to go back to school...

The follow-up to Airline2Sim's award winning Dash 8 Q400 Cadet HD Video Training program, this course sees the return of our real world Q400 First Officer Josh Harrison. Over 12 pixel-perfect HD videos, Josh shows you how to take your Q400 knowledge and flying ability to the next level as he guides you step by step through some of the most challenging scenarios that real-world Dash 8 pilots have to master. Thanks to the Airline2Sim Q400 First Officer Training Program and the amazing Majestic Dash 8 Q400 – you can too!

Course contents

1. Q&A /course overview (26 mins)
2. Exterior Walkaround (30 mins)
3. Rejected Takeoff (57 mins)
4. Engine Fire/ Evacuation (30 mins)
5. Engine Fail at v1 (90 mins)
6. Max Crosswinds (100 mins)
7. VOR Approach (80 mins)
8. RNAV Approach (100 mins)
9. NDB Approach (60 mins)
10. Circle To Land Approach (40 mins)
11. CATII ILS Approach (108 mins)
12. Winter Operations (40 mins)

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1. Q&A /Course Overview (26 mins)
We find out what Josh has been up to since we last saw him at the gate after our stressful go-around at Gatwick at the end of the Q400 Cadet Training Program, as well as answering some common questions that arose from the original series. Now flying the Airbus A320, Josh tells us how that particular jet compares with the good old Crash 8 and also gives us an overview on the contents of the First Officer Training Program.

2. Exterior Walkaround (30 mins)
So keen were we to get flying in the Q400 Cadet Training Program, we left the detailed walk-around inspection to the safety pilot. Now we’ve upgraded to First Officer, once our crew bus arrives at the parking position at the beautifully detailed Sumburgh airport in the blowy Scottish Islands, we take an in-depth look all around the Q400 and learn a lot in the process – including why you might not want to sit at the back of it, or next to the prop!

3. Rejected Take-off (57 mins)
Every pilot’s nightmare – a serious problem that calls for a rejected take-off before the crucial decision speed of V1. Once we are speeding down Sumburgh’s short runway, Josh puts us through our paces as we show you how and why to stop a Q400 that is almost airborne.

4. Engine Fire/ Evacuation (30 mins)
Engine fires aren’t common, but when they strike the consequences can be serious. Fire and smoke can blow back against the aircraft fuselage and, as in the Manchester disaster in 1985, the cabin can quickly become engulfed. We discuss and learn the lessons from that disaster and this time have to deal not only with a rejected take-off from a short runway at high speed but also a serious engine fire and evacuation.

5. Engine Fail at v1 (90 mins)
We finally make it into the cold Scottish skies but Josh hasn’t finished with us yet. Just as we are passing V1 an engine fails, leaving us with a tiny margin to clear the terrain ahead. Watch and learn how a crew would deal with this situation and secure the failed engine, transfer fuel from one wing tank to the other and then make the decision whether to cross an hour of cold sea on one engine to Inverness to a longer runway, or risk a one-engined landing back at Sumburgh’s short runway.

6. Max Crosswinds (100 mins)
Safely back on terra firma after our engine failure, the winds are picking up as darkness falls across the Shetland Islands. We show you how to nail a perfect landing in the Q400 even when the winds are blowing at 40-50 knots.

7. VOR Approach (80 mins)
We’ve been tasked with positioning an empty Q400 from London Gatwick back to Air UK Regional’s base in Southampton, England. The only problem is the wind is favouring the non-ILS runway which means we will have to shoot the VOR approach. Over this short, real-time flight we show you how to perform this tricky approach in the workload-heavy Q400, but keep your wits about you as Southhampton’s runway is short AND narrow, even for a Q400!

8. RNAV Approach (100 mins)
The future is RNAV. We take the Q400 for one of the shortest real-world flights that it performs anywhere in the world – the short hop from the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands to Guernsey where we show you how to set up and fly an RNAV approach – and not everything goes quite to plan. Well, the runway is only 1,300m long...

9. NDB Approach (60 mins)
If RNAV is the future, NDB is the past. It’s pretty rare now to fly an NDB approach in any airliner, but now and again at the odd remote airport you may be called upon to dust off those good old piloting skills. Thankfully Josh has done this plenty of times in the Q400, so he shows us how to get ourselves back across to Jersey with the FMS SWITCHED OFF. Yes, OFF. You read that correctly.

10. Circle To Land Approach (40 mins)
Bring those balls of steel for this one. Again, we perform a challenging real-life Q400 flight from Manchester in England down to Chambery in the French Alps, where we can’t just shoot a nice and easy ILS approach due to the wind favouring an approach called ‘the circle’. If you don’t like towering mountains, visual manoeuvring, gritted teeth and crossed fingers then don’t try this one at home. Well, at least not unless you’ve watched Josh showing us how to do it first.

11. CATII ILS Approach (108 mins)
It’s a foggy day on the Isle of Man, out in the middle of the Irish Sea and it’s even worse in Liverpool, our destination for this morning. Josh explains to us all about CATII ILS approaches and how we will get ourselves down to Liverpool when we can barely see a foot in front of us. Departing from the Isle of Man on the short runway (yes, even shorter than Guernsey!) we hop over to Liverpool where the news isn’t good as the visibility is dropping all the time. Still, we have a go at making an approach, but do we get in?

12. Winter Operations (40 mins)
It’s not much fun operating the Q400 in winter. There’s a lot to think about when trying to keep ice and snow off the wings, props and tail, and if you get wrong then it will end very badly. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in a whole video devoted to flying your Q400 through the snowy season.

System Requirements:


This is a series of HD video tutorials for the Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 - PILOT (Download or Boxed) Edition or PRO Edition.

  • Videos are supplied in MPEG-4 (.mp4) format for playback on your computer or other compatible devices at 1920x1080 HD resolution.
  • Broadband internet connection required for the 12.9GB download. Each video is downloadable individually from your Just Flight account. If you are a new customer we'll automatically create your account login details for you after purchase.
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