Dad Builds Epic Flight Simulator in Living Room for 2-Year-Old Daughter

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 9:08 PM

Michael Raisch, of northern New Jersey, built an epic Boeing seven hundred thirty-seven flight simulator in his living room to play with his daughter, Eve. It was even equipped with real-time audio from air traffic controllers from John F.

Dad Builds Epic Flight Simulator in Living Room for 2-Year-Old Daughter

One dad is taking his daughter’s imagination to new heights.

Michael Raisch, of northern New Jersey, built an epic Boeing seven hundred thirty-seven flight simulator in his living room to play with his daughter, Eve. It was even equipped with real-time audio from air traffic controllers from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

“You always look how they interact with a toy or something and then look how their imagination runs with it. It’s really cute,” the pleased papa told ABC News of his inspiration for the project. “It’s fun to look their creativity burst up because it'll inspire you. Sharing something that's my interest that I can involve her with is really fun to obtain her excited about it.”

Raisch got his like for aviation from his father, who'd frequently get him to local regional airports to check out planes and look them get off.

“It was a fairly regular thing,” he recalled. One of his business contacts owned tiny planes and "they took me up once. I think that’s the first time I ever flew physically in a tiny Cessna. I'd been a commercial airline but this is a totally different game.”

Wanting to instill that same sense of ponder and curiosity in Eve, Raisch decided two years ago to construct a homemade airplane around his flight simulator so his daughter and all her “kids,” or stuffed animals, could tag along for the adventure.

“I said, ‘Oh it’ll be comic to set up her chairs behind me in a row,’ and sure enough, she goes, ‘Oh we’re taking a flight! We’ll get the kids,’ which is all her stuffed animals, so we set up all the chairs and then obviously we needed to construct the whole plane.

“It wasn’t so much the physicality of how it’s built,” he added of his foam board creation. “I have a background in making stuff love that from my design degree. It was a mo of thinking. I'd the idea and I jammed out the whole physical build-out in love three-and-a-half hours.”

Although the lifelike airplane is number longer taking up their all living room, he still brings it out for special occasions love birthday parties.

As for his 4-year-old daughter’s interest in aviation?

“We plane spot together,” said Raisch. “There’s a spot with a small restaurant on the tarmac and we’ll look planes. It’s fun.”

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