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    Mycockpit.org Simmers Race Against Real Pilots

    Check this out...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7651327.stm

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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

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    You gotta' be kidding me!

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

    best,

    ...............john

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    I am going to compete in the Redbull races next yr, and all from the comfort from my heated lazyboy chair with a sixpack.

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    Sounds weird...
    Luis Gordo
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    Quote Originally Posted by luisgordo View Post
    Sounds weird...
    Yeah, I will keep an eye on it and see where it goes, should be interesting!

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    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.

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