NASA Ames Research Center Vertical Motion Simulator
If your travels take you to the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to stop by the NASA Ames Research Center in Sunnyvale and take a tour. For pilots, one of the most interesting sights at Ames is the world's largest full-motion flight simulator, 120 feet high, that is used to train pilots to fly everything from fighters to helicopters to the Space Shuttle.
By Michael R. Corder
, Portions of this article first appeared in the September 1995 issue of PACIFIC FLYER and are reprinted here by permission. All photos courtesy of NASA. | July 29, 1996