Boeing 747 Simulator

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.

$230k Flight Simulator Took 10 Years in the Making
[via Born Rich]