Sim Flight KL – An Awesome Flight Experience

30 07 2015
I was so happy to get the chance 'flying' an  Airbus A320.

I was so happy to get the chance ‘flying’ an Airbus A320.

Last Tuesday, I went to the SimFlight KL at the SkyPark Subang Terminal.

Over there, we can experience piloting an Airbus A320 in a fully equipped cockpit, as if we are really flying a real plane from one airport to another.

Before we started, a pilot instructor gave us a briefing about the controls and other important stuff on how to take off, flying and landing the plane.

I didn’t ended well though, for I can’t control my plane after I landed, which sent the plane off the runway.

But the pilot said that I did quite well because I did not crash the plane, as that was my first experience.

The best pilot among my siblings was my eldest sister, Kaman who landed smoothly on the runway although she took off on the grass because she can’t control her plane at that time.

So she was rewarded with an extra time and she was challenged to land on the Kai Tak Airport.

She nearly landed into the water but luckily she managed to stop the plane before it reached the end of the runway.

She did hit some buildings on the way to the airport, though.

It was fun and I guess the experience was worth the money my father paid for us to be there.

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World’s Largest Lego Sculpture: A Life-Size X-Wing Fighter (Photos)

25 05 2013

(Photo from POPSCI)

(Photo by Dan Bracaglia, credit to POPSCI)

Thousands of people gathered in New York City’s Times Square on May 22 to watch the unveiling of the world’s largest LEGO model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter.

It took 32 model builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete the life-size X-wing fighter.

The X-wing fighter stands at 11 feet tall, with a wingspan of 43 feet and weighing nearly 46,000 pounds.

The engines have lights and speakers, and so they light up and cycle through a pre-programmed series of launch and battle sounds.

LEGO even has the droid, the cute R2-D2 built for the project.

R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)

R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)

The X-wing is strong enough for a person to sit in the cockpit or perch atop one of the engines and the designers use computer to plan an intricate steel infrastructure that will ensure the X-wing won’t shatter in an earthquake.

After its time in New York City, the X-wing will travel to Legoland in California.

The life-size X-wing fighter is really awesome and I think LEGO made X-wing to promote this coming Star Wars movie.

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