Air Transport World

High-tech exhilaration. (Commander programmable interactive public-entertainment simulator)

Since the first time one pilot watched another auger deep into mother earth while doing something exciting but incredibly stupid, aviation has had a very serious side that has found its way to air transport. Because we operate in a demanding environment with paying, trusting passengers, all of us must behave and pay strict attention to the details. No sharp banks, no weird attitudes, none of that, please.

But take a ride on a full-motion, advanced display simulator and many of us can't help but think, "what a great toy."

Oh, yes, simulators are invaluable training devices, certainly a boon to airline safety and economics. But let's get beyond all that serious stuff and get in touch with the thrill-seeking berserker part of our personalities, the hidden child long repressed for the good of us all. …

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