The Japanese hotel Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu has opened a room in which a real plane flight simulator is installed. It differs from full-fledged training simulators only by the absence of roll and shaking mechanisms - the simulator is made in the form of a static cockpit. But on the screens that simulate the view from the cockpit, a realistic picture of a flight simulation unfolds.
It cost the company $ 92, 000 to install such an attraction in a hotel room, but the owners hope to recoup the costs by renting out the room for $ 300 an hour. Guests can settle in the room and play in between, or can while away the time at the exercise machine if the room is not busy. The entrance is free for everyone - from novice pilots to seasoned aces, from ordinary tourists to employees of the aviation industry and intelligence officers.
The simulator depicts the cockpit of a Boeing 737-800 airliner. The content includes flights to virtual neighborhoods at Haneda Airport, which serves most of Tokyo, and Itami Airport, which serves Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. According to the current pilots, the image on the screen during maneuvers is very realistic.