Saturday, March 14, 2009

Matt's on a different plane ... and it's surreal

Matt's on a different plane ... and it's surreal: "For most, a joystick and Microsoft's Flight Simulator PC software is sufficient, but, over the past 10 years, Sheil has built what Guinness describes as the 'world's most expensive home flight simulator'.

A homebrew version of the $60 million simulators used to train pilots, Sheil's contraption is almost identical to the cockpit of a 747-400.

Thanks to 45 different software programs running on 14 different computers, the simulator allows Sheil to fly to and from 27,000 different airports around the world with breathtaking realism."


Jannie Funster said...

I doubt I'll ever fly a plane but I do appreciate them that do it and do it well!