View Full Version : Simmers Race Against Real Pilots

10-04-2008, 10:32 AM
Check this out...


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Two stunt planes have raced a computer-generated aircraft in the skies above Spain.

The pilots and a gamer reacted to images of obstacles to fly through.

Their real and supposed locations were beamed to one another as part of a video game.

The event was the first trial of ground-breaking technology in preparation for an event being named the Sky Challenge.

Developed by a New Zealand company, it is intended to lead to televised online gaming competitions with hundreds of people racing virtual planes against real aircraft

10-04-2008, 10:39 AM
You gotta' be kidding me! :shock:

While amazing ....... I worry about a lot of potential forthe REAL pilots to get killed. More than usual.



10-04-2008, 11:09 AM
I am going to compete in the Redbull races next yr, and all from the comfort from my heated lazyboy chair with a sixpack. :D:D

10-04-2008, 06:29 PM
Sounds weird... :o

10-05-2008, 04:58 PM
Sounds weird... :o

Yeah, I will keep an eye on it and see where it goes, should be interesting!

10-06-2008, 04:03 AM
I wonder what will happen if a virtual plane "crashes" into the real plane? Did they install a fuel cut-off valve in the real plane so that the engine will stop and the pilot forced to made a forced landing?

Interesting topic this race.