fly a plane?? Nah, Just kidding 🙂 But my brother bought me a ticket (Thank you bro) to check out the Boeing Flight Simulator located at the Singapore Flyer, Singapore. He probably wanted me to know a bit more about his work.
Back to the story: The day was downcast. But, it didn’t dampen my spirit and enthusiasm to take the controls of a Boeing plane. Never had a chance to do this before. (Never touched Microsoft Flight Simulator game as well). Got to the place and waited for my turn. We were allotted specific timings to try out the simulator. (I cannot remember how long the flight simulator session lasted).
My turn came up and off i went into the ‘cockpit’. I was briefed by a pilot (he went through an actual pilot school and passed out) on all the controls, knobs, display panels etc. My head went ‘dizzy’. There were just too many things to absorb in such a short time span. But I noted that there were several important ones that I needed to know. To cut the long story short, I had the chance to ‘take off’ from several airports and ‘landed’ the plane safely as well; though I’m not sure whether we had any major turbulence during the simulation 😛 One thing for certain: I’m not making any switch to the aviation industry anytime soon 🙂
My flight experience in pictures: