Seeking the ability to fly more frequently, a Sydney-based amateur pilot put his money where his hobby is. The man shelled out a staggering $230,000 to create the most authentic 747-flying experience outside of a cockpit.
The rig is uses 13 quad-core Voodoo PCs to project the flight simulation onto its 42-inch Philips Ambilight LCD and its controlled by a Saitek X52 joystick. But the experience doesn't end with simple flight simulation, it's very much sensory as well. Propped upon an advanced hydraulic system, the simulator moves with the action.
I wonder what happens if he crashes the plane.