When I was a young nerd, I dreamed about having an entire room dedicated to flight simulation games, in which I could play Falcon – which was all the rage back then – and Larry Holland’s Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe and X-Wing.
Now that I’m an ancient nerd, I still dream about it. I imagine it more or less like this T-45C flight simulator, in which pilots like Jon Michael Chombeau – from the Training Air Wing 2 Squadron 21. According to the US Navy, the “simulator produces a 180-degree video in a dimensional perspective for realistic flight perception”. [Flickr]