What can you do with a scrapped Boeing 737? If you have 12-years of time, and a garage that is spacious enough coupled with the required expertise, then you can convert it into a flight simulator. James Price from California has all of the above. It is now a proud owner of a 1969 Lufthansa Boeing 737-100 simulator making it the only flight simulators based inside an actual airplane shell.
A professional air traffic controller at Oakland Air Traffic Control Center and a private pilot by profession, this baby has reportedly cost Price $150,000 so far and is still in the making. Price says, “I don’t think it will ever really be finished…I will tinker with it for years to come. There is always some new technology coming along that is too irresistible not to add to my project. … This is pretty fulfilling. I can both practice and realize my dream to fly jets. Everybody has to have their crazy hobby.”