Air Charter Service’s Florida office chartered a Boeing 747 to fly a 35-tonne flight simulator from Texas to Japan.
The charter was for a large defence contractor who will be using the flight simulator to train military personnel to fly a recently delivered aircraft.
Richard Thompson, president of ACS Americas says it was a tricky load, with the dimensions leaving no room for error in fitting it into the 747, with only two centimetres to spare.
He says: “The flight, including a fuel stop in Alaska, took a total of almost 16 hours and required meticulous planning for loading and offloading. The delivery date shifted drastically from September to June, so we had to work fast when we finally got the go-ahead. Fortunately, we had put in the work beforehand so we were ready to go.”