Tuesday 17 March 2009

Janet Plane on M/S Flight Simulator!

If you get Microsoft Flight Simulator X computer game( http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulatorx/ ), the latest of the Flight Sim series, you’ll see a mission on the list called “Secret Shuttle”. In it you get to fly a Janet plane from McCarran Airport in Las Vegas to Area 51. The Janet planes are the secret unmarked airliners which fly people to and from the secret base (Background: http://www.dreamlandresort.com/info/janet.html ). Your co-pilot does all the radio work and checklists etc so all you have to do is fly in the captain’s role. He also instructs you on where to go and what to do. At one point he warns you not to talk about anything you see at the base and to not tell anyone you’ve flown the route! There’s no official flight plan and the aircraft has to navigate by visual flight rules.

I’ve only flown the route once, but when I did I heard the co-pilot talking to someone else about “UAV’s”, and he warned me to watch out for UAV’s. “UAV” is an aviation term for UFO! I’m going to fly it again and again and apparently on some flights your plane will eventually be buzzed by a flying saucer!

(Addendum 23/11/11: I've filmed the flight! See: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2011/07/janet-flight-to-area-51.html)