Turn Your Guestroom Into A Boeing 747 Cockpit

Offbeat, Travel News — By spencerspellman on November 29, 2010 at 10:15 am

We live in such a fast paced world, it’s hard to believe that there’s such a thing anymore as boredom. From smartphones to iPads to mini camcorders and much more, there’s always something to pass the time. However, as a story in the UK Metro reports, one man showed that if you focus your energies outside the box (or outside the TV or the internet) you can create something unconventional to pass the time, such as building a 747 simulator in your living room.

We simply can’t make this stuff up. A man in the U.K. really did build his own version of a Boeing 747-400 in the guestroom of his house. John Davis has always had dreams of flying, and decided to make those dreams a reality by building his very own flight simulator, taking up residence in a spare room of the house. The simulator imitates all of the sounds and hardware of a 747 and John even dresses up like a pilot to fly the plane.

Davis was able to install the simulator for $50,000, which is quite a bit cheaper than building the real thing. According to the article, Davis plans to fly his “plane” around the world, from the comforts of his home to raise money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

[Photo courtesy of Kai Hendry]

Tags: 747, boeing, boeing 747, boredom, flight simulator

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