A Pleasanton, California man built a flight simulator in his garage from the shell of a Boeing 737.
James Price, an air traffic controller, says the project has taken him 12 years and cost him $150,000– a drop in the bucket. The going rate of an actual flight simulator is $1.5 to $3 million. That’s quite a hobby!
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Pice created the simulator to have visuals that make him feel like he’s flying all over the world, he told the paper, adding that he wanted to “trick your mind to feel like you’re flying.”
“I don’t think it will ever really be finished…I will tinker with it for years to come. There is always some new technology coming along that is too irresistible not to add to my project. … This is pretty fulfilling. I can both practice and realize my dream to fly jets. Everybody has to have their crazy hobby,” said Price.
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