We’ve all heard of people bringing their work home with them, but a certain pilot has taken it a step further.
Captain Mark Lowen, who has 20 years of experience flying, has set up a Boeing 737 fixed base flight simulator in his double garage. His business, ‘Fly A Flight’, offers customers a chance to ‘fly’ the Boeing in various simulations.
“We have many various scenarios available for all levels of ability,” said Mr Lowen. “You do not need any previous flying experience to be able to take part.”
Indeed, Fly A Flight offers sessions for anyone over the age of ten, as well as advanced tuition for scenarios such as night flying autopilot control.
All the fuel, pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical, APU, bleed air, oxygen / pressurisation, lights systems and panels are fully functional. They work as they would in the real aircraft.
Better yet, ‘pilots’ can take off from any airport in the world, during any type of weather and at any time of day.
“All the fuel, pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical, APU, bleed air, oxygen / pressurisation, lights systems and panels are fully functional,” reads the business’ website. “They work as they would in the real aircraft.”
Mr Lowen’s simulator could be called a pilot’s man cave: the simulator itself lies behind a sliding Boeing 737 door, while the approach to the entrance is decorated with model planes and schematics for the machine.
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