|Quoting YOWguy (Thread starter):|
MidnightMike has gratiously mentioned here on A.net that anyone in Long Beach, drop him a line and he would show you around. And then there is the offer of the 1 hour ride for $150. Problem is Long Beach is a $500 + flight , and a world away.
I'll take this opportunity to throw in how cool the grand tour is. Alteon Long Beach has an awesome (and somewhat overwhelming) facility... Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime type thing (at least for a non-pilot
) and if you ever do find yourself in Long Beach I would highly recommend taking MidnightMike up on his offer...
I didn't go for a flight, but the visual in one of the sims was on...it looked so realistic, I didn't realize that that was what I was should
be seeing...It wasn't until I popped out of the sim that I realized there weren't really runway lights to my right
On the non-sim front, it was absolutely amazing to see how big a life raft gets when deployed (and how small it can be packed down to), how much room there is between the tailcone and rear bulkhead of an MD
It was an absolutely awesome experience and highly recommended to anyone that is anywhere near LGB
[I'm lucky in that my Dad lives practically down the street so I didn't go too far out of my way...].
Thanks again, Mike
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