Friday, December 08, 2006

I'm Deacon Barry - fly me!

I've just bought a flight simulator program for the computer. It's called Flight Unlimited II, and I got it for a couple of quid in a charity shop. It's quite a realistic experience, once I get the plane up in the air. My take-offs are a bit alarming, and my landings are a bit fatal. I have now managed to land the plane twice now, if you call landing, 'coming to a stop on the ground while still upright!'
The terrain underneath is a photorealistic depiction of the San Francisco Bay area. I've now flown over the Golden Gate Bridge, the Golden Gate Park, and Alcatraz. At some point, once I've learned how to handle the machine better, I'm going to attempt a flight under the Bridge. That's the beauty of virtual reality, you can do things you could never dream of doing in the real world.

4 comments:

Mother Jones RN said...

Sounds like fun. When you learn how to fly a real plane, come see me in the US:-)

MJ

Bohemian Road Nurse... said...

Cool! (Reminds me of one of the Star Trek movies where they flew the Klingon ship under the Golden Gate Bridge.)

Deacon Barry said...

That image did spring to mind. Anyway, I had a go, and guess what? I crashed.

Kim said...

Hey! I bet you could see my house from Alcatraz! : D