New flight simulator unveiled at the Waukesha County Airport

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WAUKESHA COUNTY -- There's a way to soar to new heights in our area. People in Waukesha County had the chance to check out a new flight simulator this weekend.

Spring City Aviation unveiled its new flight simulator on Saturday.

Egon Grothe has been flying for more than 50 years and wanted to check it out for himself.  "I like the vision, like you could see all around, and I like the capabilities of it," Grothe said.

The simulator has computer monitors that set the scene as if you were actually flying out of various cities.  "It's an awesome, full motion platform.  It gives you 40 degrees of roll, 50 degrees of pitch, 60 degrees of yaw.  So it's a realistic experience, which you can't get sitting at a desk.  You can train in a basic single-engine plane to a faster plane," aviation enthusiast Timothy Prudlow said.

Officials say the simulator can be used as a cost-efficient teaching tool for students learning how to fly.

CLICK HERE to visit Spring City Aviation's website to learn more about this new flight simulator.

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