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The San Jose Mercury News posted a video about air traffic controller and pilot James Price, who converted the nosecone and cockpit of a 1967 Boeing 737 into his own DIY flight simulator. Built in his garage over the course of three years, 90% of the Lufthansa 737′s systems are working and James even retrofitted the cockpit with modern instruments. He says, “I like the technical aspect of it. Not only flying a simulator, but building the systems, programming the software, making it all work.” [via Kyle Wiens]

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.



  1. Shawn says:

    Man, I’d love to have one of those! I have a little desktop sim i made after reading reviews on and I’ve been proud of it but oh man… this is on a another level!


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  3. I Have seen this guy before. His flightsim is awsome. He must also have a very understanding companion and a nice few quid in the bank. As I understand it, he was or still is an air traffic contrioller.