I got curious about flying in Second Life. At first I thought: Where is the point? I mean all avatars are able to fly anyway, so why would one bother to buy or use an aircraft?
So I investigated the matter. I started a thread in the Second Life Forums to see what other people think about it and I searched on youtube.com for tutorials or sims that offer flight simulations. The one that really spark my interest was this one:
I also found some videos about air combat games in Second life, and all of a sudden I was hooked on the subject. I went to this airport called “Hollywood Airport” in Second life and was truly amazed. Imagine: There are 180 Regions where you can fly airplanes. The areas are attached to each other in a region or a continent called “Blake Sea” and the United Sailing Sims (USS).
In fact the Blake Sea connects the mainland continent to the controversial continent of Nautilus, a Linden owned continent which was intended for the yachting community.
Here is an interesting article about Blake Sea
I did visit the Hollywood International Airport, which serves as a gateway to the region. I never knew how much waste space there is available on the mainland. In fact I counted some 20 airports on a map in the airport information center. They also offer classes on flying and on…..ROLEPLAY!
Here we go again. I read role play and my imagination grows wings. I saw myself already sitting in a fighting jet, shooting down enemies and land at the base celebrated like a heroine. Yeah , that I have to try!
But first things first: I will join groups which cover the topics aviation, air combat and the likes and I need to find someone who shows me how that stuff works. I will become a Second Life pilot!
I am ready for take of. I will keep you posted.