By Hugo de Vos
An obvious solution to make the flightsimming experience 'as real as it gets' would be to use a complex virtual reality system where you actually feel as though you are sitting in the cockpit. Add to this improved communication systems and advanced simulated ATC, and I feel that we would be getting pretty close to our goal.
I know that virtual reality is still in its infancy, however I am also aware that technology in computing is advancing at an exponential rate. I am a keen flightsim pilot of both military and commercial aviation types, though I confess that my knowledge about computer science and computer research and development is rather limited. Therefore I am not qualified enough to predict if or when a simulation of this nature would be available. So if anyone has any ideas on this subject, I would appreciate the feedback.
Hugo de Vos
Perth, Western Australia