Air-traffic controller James Price has installed an amazing flight simulator in his garage, built into the 2,500 lb. nose of an actual Boeing 737. The elaborate setup took Price 20 years to complete, and cost him over $150,000.
The cockpit is equipped with an array of actual flight instruments, and simulation software lets him virtually land at many of the world's airports. It's essentially just like a real pilot training simulation, except that it doesn't move.
"There's a certain allure of sitting inside the cockpit of a real plane that's flown 30,000 or 40,000 (trips). It smells like a real plane. It's a very purist approach," Price told Digital Trends.
"Most people are into the desktop simulators. There are only a few of us who go to the crazy level."