The Ultimate Centrifuge Simulator

The amusement park ride I described in my last entry may have sounded amazing enough. But what would you say if I told you there was a flight simulator that can generate fighter pilot degree G-loads at the command of the pilot, as fast as the real plane can, providing a physiological experience differing little from actual flight?

Well, in the Aviation Week story Dynamic Flight Simulator Lets Swedish Pilots Pull Gs are some details of a state of the art flight simulator that can do just that. Check it out. The details are amazing. The motor in the centrifuge delivers about 7 megawatts of peak power and can bring the pilot from zero to 9 Gs in less than a quarter second.

I'll pass on that experience, thank you.

Posted: Tue - January 6, 2004 at 10:25 PM