A French father has built a fully-functional Boeing 737 simulator in his son's bedroom. Gizmodo reports via the French publication Sud Ouest that Laurent Aignon built the cockpit piece by piece by ordering parts from the internet.
Aignon is not a pilot, and at 40 years old was probably too old to start. So instead he ordered the parts at a cost of thousands of Euros, until he had enough to assemble a control panel - plus several computer screens - into a working replica of the real thing.
He has since been asked to lecture at the Institute of Aircraft Maintenance at Bordeaux-Merignac, and is hoping to start a new career building flight simulators.
Take a look at the machine in action, below.