This Man's Dream Of Being A Pilot Didn't Come True, But What He's Built Is The Next Best Thing.

John Davis alway dreamed of being a commercial pilot, but didn't have the mathematic skillset to make his dream a reality. He remained obsessed with aviation and instead of giving up on his dreams, he found a way to take to the skies, even from his own home. John spent 15 years and more than $30,000 building a Boeing 747-400 simulator in his house.

Light deck panels, passenger chairs and an auto-pilot system are all part of his simulator.

A six-foot screen with two monitors gives a panoramic view.

From the outside, you'd never guess what's in the basement.


His partner is supportive of his hobby and joins him for his "flights." 

He rents it out to nervous flight passengers, aviation enthusiasts and even real pilots.

This basement has flown over 47,000 miles.

John studied photos of a Boeing 747-400 plane to figure out his own cockpit.


He ordered most of his parts online.

Renting out his simulator brings in $3,000 a month.

And it brings in a lot of visitors to check out this basement Boeing.

Credit: Daily Mail

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