DIY 737 Flight Simulator

DIY 737 Simulator

Sounds simple enough. Find a Boeing 737 cockpit, truck it over a few states, and transform it into a working flight simulator complete with 210 degree cockpit view of the outside world, all while tucked away inside a building. Dave Jones joins me to discuss his 737 flight simulator project, how he came to own it and plans to equip it. Dave also operates 60sairlineantiques.net, a website that features some of his very high quality classic airliner photos from the golden age of airline travel, the 50s and early 60s. If you like 707s, DC-8s, 727s and names like National, Pan Am, Allegheny and Eastern then be sure to visit the site.

The podcast audio has been retired.

  • 60sairlineantiques.net – 60s Airline Antiques.net Dave Jone’s classic airliner photos from the 50s and 60s.
  • Jon Proctor – Jon is well known for his airliner photos taken in the 60s and 70s. Read his interesting story.
  • 737-300 – The 2nd generation 737 that entered airline service in the 1980s. Some still fly today (2013).
pickup

Prepping for transport in Arkansas

Moving into its newly built home.

Moving into its newly built home.

The cockpit as of summer 2013.

The 737 simulator cockpit as of summer 2013.

 

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