Garage Flight Simulators

By Deane Barker on September 25, 2003

Flight 737, Now Departing From Your Garage: The pictures here are unreal.

“Five years and some $25,000 later, Mr. Ford’s flight deck — commercial grade and fully functional yet still unfinished – epitomizes a pastime that is rapidly gaining devotees worldwide.

Along with Mr. Price and about 10 other early builders, Mr. Ford, 35, blazed a contrail that now separates the ultra-techies from the mere pretenders in the culture of flight simulation. Not content with a simple game joystick or even a more sophisticated yoke and rudder pedals, hard-core hobbyists spend thousands of hours and dollars constructing ersatz airliner cockpits in their garages, basements and bedrooms.”