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Building a Personal Flight Simulator

You can build a personal flight simulator to meet many different missions:

  • If you are a pilot then you know how expensive it can be to maintain your proficiency, and learning to use a new technology to use in your airplane adds additional cost. A flight simulator can be less expensive, and sometimes even better than being in the cockpit.

  • If you have ever wanted to be a pilot, building a personal flight simulator can give you a sense of the experience.

  • If you are an aviation buff and want to know what it feels like to fly a jet fighter or an airliner, a personal simulator can be your ticket.

Bruce Bongiorni will walk you through the process of designing your simulator, selecting the necessary technology, and building the panels and controls.

Bruce was a research scientist at U of M whose areas were using simulation technologies in design and engineering of marine systems. He became an instrument rated pilot and has worked with his flight instructors to build simulators to help teach and maintain proficiency.

This event is $5 to non-members, free to Maker Works members (use code "MEMBER-5" when you register to get the member rate).