I know I know, it’s bad to beg- but really.
I know everyone sensibility will be tested by the sad sad words I’m about to say, so please prepare the tissues.
That money is a lot but- totally necessary.
Please read on…
I just had an 1-hour flight session in the Tornado simulator- WITH THE MOTION PLATFORM ON!
I NEED THAT NOW! I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT! PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE
ONE GUY SAID HE MAKES IT FOR HOME COCKPITS FOR 10K!
Ehrrrm, now seriously.
It was an ab-so-lute blast.
I know that motion platform have a limited range of motion but… but… wowza.
That thing was really powerful and responded to my every input in a very very believable way - except of course rolls, and pitch over 45°.
Being an enclosed sytem you can only perceive what you see from the projectors around you and I must say it is a complete paradigm shift.
I also know that’s never going to be the same ever again, as it is with everything- but man it was totally worth it.
Simming at home from tonight on is going to miss something, forever.
Good thing I can do this every friday at work!
It’s called active maintenance.
The Tornado might be a very old machine but the girl still has quite some potential.
If only the navigator was by my side- the wings were fixed and it was an A-6…
But you can’t have everything I guess.
I’m also surprised I nailed the landing at the first try, and quite a smooth one according to the retired colonel behind me.
Why surprised? Well, one thing is to land with everything absolutely stii, another is to feel a reaction for every stick input…
my mind can’t stop to race to the armchair piltos who claim they can land a plane “'cuz I got like millions of simming hours under my belt!”
I can say it IS another thing- I can only blandly imagine what it means to really be with your a$$ in the sledge…
I lost a bit of confidence at the beginning of that hour long session, but by the end I was feeling much better.
Next friday is going to be interesting.
PS: Sorry no pictures can be taken…