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Sushant Singh Rajput purchased flight simulator after using one at research centre when prepping for film
Upala KBR (MID-DAY; August 9, 2018)
Two days ago, Sushant Singh Rajput introduced fans to his latest acquisition, a Boeing 737 Fixed Base Flight Simulator. The actor revealed that his purchase was a step further in getting a flying license and adding a tick to one of the 150 inclusions in his bucket list.
A source close to the actor reveals that it was during his training at NASA - as part of a venture he has now opted out of - that he first experienced using a flight simulator. "His thrill and excitement knew no bounds," says the source, adding, "He has always dreamt of being around things that employ technology. Sushant dreamt of flying ever since he was a child. His visit to NASA gave further impetus to his dream."
Flight simulators - machines designed to resemble an aircraft's cockpit, with computer-generated images that mimic the pilot's view - are estimated to cost between $15,000 to $4 million. Rajput will apparently keep it at his home in Pawna. "One of Sushant's 150 dreams is owning a plane," says the source, adding that the actor is likely to purchase one in the future.