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Navigating simulator eases flight fears

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Who: Retired advertising rep Doug Pelton, 70, of Wenatchee

What: Flight simulation in his basement. The visuals, sounds, radar, navigation and mathematics of wind, weight, time and fuel consumption. And, yes, a joystick for take-offs and landings guided by live “air traffic controllers” who complement the pilots in a virtual world of flight. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide engage in this electronic pastime.

How: Three powerful computers use two separate data streams to feed seven monitors to create panoramic…

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