The California Science Center also had this wicked cool Wright Flyer simulator. You lie down in it and manipulate the very realistic controls to make the computer screen in front of you either lift off or ram into the houses.

(I was sad to see that the simulator just went blithely through the houses, though, instead of realistically crashing. When those kids grow up to pilot a real Wright Flyer, they'll be sorely disappointed.)
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A realistic simulator of the Kitty Hawk flyers would have to include a complicated takeoff and crash in the mud! On the other side, the 14-bis simulator would be a pleasant promenade around the Eiffel Tower... #Brazilianissues   #santos -dumont
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