We are in the process of starting up this unique museum and will keep you up to date with what happens. The museum will be situated in British Columbia Canada.
If you know anybody who has an old link trainer or any memorabilia concerning flight simulators, please let us know.
Gravity always wins!
I can't think of a more appropriate home for a Flight Simulation Museum than Canada, especially with the number one Civil/Commercial Simulator provider in the guise of CAE based in Montreal. I have encountered a few link trainers at various Air Museums around the world, and visited the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre in Darwin Australia in 2011, which has at it's centre piece a B-52. I had taken numerous shots while I was there, but have just discovered while looking for them on my laptop that the shots are no longer there. I wanted to upload a photo to flightglobal, of a large scale military simulator, the largest I have encountered that is part of the collection. I just hope I haven't inadvertantly erased the photo's from the visit. Aghhh!!! I am trying to conect my portable hard drive where I hope there is a backup, but my computer doesn't recognise it's presence when it's connected. I will visit the Iomega website and try and download the software to help solve the problem.
I have been fascinated with the idea of simulation for many years, especially regarding the latest research in theoretical physics and the revelation that the universe and all that exists in it bears all the hallmarks of a simulation or 2D hologram. Read Leonard Siskinds book the Black Hole War, My Battle with Stephen Hawking To Make the World Safer for Quantum Mechanics for the low down on this mind blowing theory.
I have no doubt the Flight Simulation Museum will be a big success. Good Luck with your endeavours.
Thank you for the encouraging words. It is quite a daunting task and luckily you don't know that when you set out on the journey. We are off course counting on CAE to play a role in this museum. Otherwise the interest is there and we have a waiting list for people wanting to be boardmembers on the first board.
Hope that you can find the photo of the military simulator so we can see it. I have flown several simulators at the Air Canada Flight Centre in Vancouver, of course the museum is going to have one airline simulator and a lot of other interesting items.
After I got the idea I found that there was only one museum in the world and it is situated in Holland. To call it a museum is ???? they can only have a maximum of 15 people in the building at any given time and have app. 600 visitors a year. We hope to do better than that :-)).