Crosswind landing in the #777 #simulator Pilots need to make 3 takeoff and 3 landings within 3 month of duty to be legal. Doesn't seem much right? Nevertheless as we are mostly 3 pilots in the cockpit on longhaul not everybody gets to do a takeoff or landing. In order to be legal for operation sometimes we have to do them in the simulator. We can train emergencies as well if we like. This is additional to the required simulator checks each year. I guess aviation enthusiasts would love to be in one of those simulators. At some places you can make an appointment. It's very cool. Big hydraulics simulate the movement as well as smoke etc. It's very close to the real cockpit. Never forget that the big airlines do much more in concern to safety than required. More simulator traning for example. Cheap airlines only make the minimum requirement.