Garages are mainly used for parking a car or cars, but what it someone makes it a place for the nosecone of Boeing 737. Sounds unbelievable? Well the 52 year old Californian James Price has accomplished the impossible (especially when it comes to DIYs!) and made a DIY 737 Flight Simulator!
He has made his garaged a room for parking a Boeing with an astounding and mind boggling $150,000 flight simulator. An air traffic controller by profession at the Oakland Air Traffic Control Center in Fremont, James has spent over 20 years in the field of aviation and due to his love for flying he has made this amazing simulator in his very own garage.
And the best part is that with the help and availability of this Boeing 737 he has been able to flow all over the world. It is also interesting to mention here that Price despite serving as an air traffic controller for over two decades never got the opportunity of flying Boeing 737 despite having a private pilot license.
It was after his divorce in the year 2000 when he finally thought of accomplishing his deepest desires and his first step came in the form of purchasing the nosecone. It took James over three years to design the simulator in the most perfect way. This can further be manifested from the fact that wherever possible he has been able to integrate his aircraft with real Boeing parts such as its seats, dual controls, instruments to enhance its functionality like any other Boeing airplane.
The nose of the plane contains three full-sized projections, which can be pulled down to surround plane windows providing the perfect illusion of real flying. 'You can fly to basically any airport in the world,' Price said. 'There's terrain scenery for the entire world. It has a complete weather system in it with real-time weather from the Internet.'
Price who has been collecting Boeing parts since 1994 as a part of his hobby believes that he will keep on adding new innovations to his aircraft as new technologies will keep coming in.
'I don't think it will ever really be finished,' he said. After all it is his crazy hobby.