A Review of the Current Policy in the United Kingdom for the Use of Flight Simulators in Flight Crew Training and Checking 670311
This paper covers the history of flight simulator acceptance in the United Kingdom. Two key years are 1951 and 1960. In 1951, the Ministry of Civil Aviation allowed the use of Redifon/BOAC Stratocruiser flight simulators to conduct Statutory instrument rating renewal tests. In 1960, the use of simulators was extended to biannual competency tests for pilots and flight engineers. The paper also explains why, with the advent of SSTs and jumbo jets, flight simulators will play an even larger part in pilot training and checking.