I agree! This time in the sim was my first since our airline got ATQP (Alternative Training and Qualification Programme) approval. Now our training department can decide for themselves what our pilots need to know, and how to train them. No more single engine fixed card NDB with circling, just because some ancient proficiency check syllabus from the 50ies say so. Not that it’s not fun and all, but who does that, today?
We actually started with a 1:45 Line Oriented Evaluation where the instructor just played the ATC, Cabin and ground handling parts. We knew nothing of what lay ahead. Just the WX/NOTAM brief, departure and destination. Off you go!