Aviation Enthusiast Builds 747 Flight Simulator in Garage – AIR048


Many Australians have used the travel downturn to work on projects around the house. Canberra-based Andrew Newnham, whose AFF handle is harvyk, is no exception. But instead of reseeding his lawn, installing a new kitchen or painting the house, Andrew decided to build a life-size Boeing 747 flight simulator in his garage!

In this episode, Andrew tells Matt all about the project and what it takes to build a full-scale flight simulator at home.

Also in this episode, find out where all the grounded Qantas & Virgin planes are parked and why the Boeing 737 MAX could soon return to the skies.

You can see pictures of Andrew’s flight simulator here: Podcast #48: 747 Enthusiast Builds Flight Simulator in Garage


Episode contents:

  • 0:51 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 12:25 – Interview with Andrew Newnham
  • 24:21 – Where are all the grounded Qantas & Virgin planes?
  • 27:35 – Boeing 737 MAX update




Frequent Flyer Gazette articles referenced in the fortnightly news round-up:

Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

You can contact Matt at [email protected]