Plane crash simulator?

I've flown more in the past 9 months than I have in the previous 25 years of my life. I still consider myself an amature passenger; my familiarity with turbulence, in particular, is lacking.

Every time my plane runs into bumpier weather than I've experienced before, the question crosses my mind, "Is this it?" The plane slides and twists. The wings wobble. The moving parts chatter and clank.

So far I always come out the other end alive and well. But it begs the question: What does a commuter plane crash feel like? Surely we have enough black box data and physics simulators to reconstruct this with reasonable accuracy. That way, I'd be aware of an imminent plane crash a few minutes before spiraling toward the dirt... providing me more time to repent.

Lazyweb, if someone has built this, please point me in the right direction.

1 comment:

jason said...

The closest I've seen is the jet airplane simulator / ride at the Boeing Factory in Seattle. You can do rolls etc, and deliberately crash. No fiery death or anything, but at least you get a satisfying thunk. And then you get to keep on flying for the remainder of your three minutes.