27 Aug 2009
…is taking forever to install. Two DVDs worth of stuff–and a CD add-on pack called “Accelerator” (The last time I tried my hand at simulated carrier landings was Jane’s U.S. Navy Fighters, and I got pretty good at it.)
Plus, I want to take my Saitek X-45 out of mothballs…
Tags: Aviation, Games, Technobabble
22 Aug 2009
Once upon a time, I had a crazy dream: to go out into the desert, procure, convert, and live in a retired Boeing 747.
Yup. That’s right. a 747.
Think about it: 1,800+ square feet of living-space under air. The vast cargo hold becomes a huge basement. The upper deck becomes one sweet den. Up to six bedrooms. And since the thing was designed to ply the friendly skies at 40,000 feet at .85 Mach for hundreds of thousands of miles, virtually indestructible (not to mention termite-proof).
Complemnts of Greenacres comes a link that makes me want to cry:
This is a retired Boeing 747 hat some folks in Sweden have turned into a hotel. An honest-to-goodness hotel.
Doesn’t seem like such a crazy dream now, does it?
Tags: Aviation, Cool links, hopes and dreams