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The Dubai Mall offers two different flight simulator companies: the Emirates A380 Experience and iPILOT.

Both offer non-motion flight simulators, one with the Airbus A380 and one with a Boeing 737, but what are the differences between them? Does one have better fidelity or video quality? I've heard that iPILOT has a higher-quality cockpit. Is this true?

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    @pnuts Yeah I was torn. More subject-matter expertise over there, but it's more about a tourist attraction than real aviation. If people here think it should go over there, I'll do it. – Zach Lipton Jul 28 '16 at 0:01
  • As far as I can tell, the big difference is that one simulates an A380 and one simulates a 737NG. – Michael Hampton Jul 30 '16 at 16:51
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    I haven't tried them, but the company behind iPilot is flightdecksolutions and they are very well respected and have some serious equipment. The A380 is more of a marketing thing for Emirates; whereas the FDS equipment can be used for simulation time (for procedural training). – Burhan Khalid Aug 11 '16 at 22:42
  • Thanks @BurhanKhalid. I booked the Emirates one, but am sort of thinking I should have gone with iPilot. It's just a fun afternoon activity during a short stopover in Dubai, so it's not a huge deal either way, and I get that both are tourist attractions, but might as well go with the better one if there are two in the same mall. – Zach Lipton Aug 11 '16 at 23:14
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From user Burhan Khalid's comment:

The company behind iPilot is [Flightdeck Solutions] and they are very well respected and have some serious equipment. The A380 is more of a marketing thing for Emirates; whereas the FDS equipment can be used for simulation time (for procedural training).

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