Sometimes my short attention span catches up to me and I find myself just messing around in X-Plane instead of actually flying. Most of the time that sort of thing happens when I’ve completely botched a landing, or I can’t quite figure out how to do something – the frustration takes over, and I pretty much just start seeing what kind of mischief I can get into by doing some weird things.
I recently crash-landed the 777 in a pouring rain storm, and despite reloading the approach and trying a handful of different times, I still couldn’t get it right. After the 5th attempt, I just started driving around on the wet grass seeing if I could get the plane to take off. Fun stuff, right? Anyway, while pushing the triple-seven to it’s limits, I noticed something weird going on in the background, completely out of my control:
What the heck is that?! Looks like an out of control 737 to me, and it was either the result of a really weird bug within X-Plane or the guys at Laminar Research have a pretty good sense of humor. Either way, it was totally unexpected and it helped to enhance the “playtime” I was having.