One time, I got to go on a special tour at the Carolinas Aviation Museum (https://www.carolinasaviation.org/).
As some of you might know, the US Airways A320 that Sully ditched in the Hudson River is in this museum.
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One of the passengers on that flight came in and told us about his experience in the accident, which was cool. We also got to sit in an inflatable life-raft similar to that on the front doors of the A320.
Another interesting thing that we did was use a Wright brothers plane simulator. It used FSX for the screen part, but the way we controlled the glider was special.
There was a wooden platform where we lay flat on our bellies, and you bank left and right by shifting your weight left and right on the board, just like in real life.
And the pitch control was a tall joystick-like wooden post to our left.
It sounds and looks really easy to fly the Wright brothers’ plane, but it’s actually quite difficult to stay long in the air (even for a flight-sim guy like me). Most of the people with me stalled out within the first five seconds after lift-off… no wonder the Wright brothers only flew for around 13 seconds in that thing.
(Fun fact: the instructor that was telling us how to do the controls told us that he’s flown for 3 whole minutes! He must’ve practiced quite a bit to get that far.)