The Lockheed Electra was a popular aircraft from the 1930s-1950s. It was used by Amelia Earhart in her final flight. It was also used as an airliner, seen in the last scene of Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart (“I think this is the beginning of a wonderful friendship…”).
A request came in for a reproduction of this famous craft in Second Life. I was able to build this in about 3 hours. Scripting was provided by Cubey Terra, modified by Grey Nolder, an accomplished builder and friend. Below is a gallery of the plane during the construction.
I was busy last week at the New York National Boat Show as a representative for the Foundation for Safe Boating and Marine Information, a not for profit i have been volunteering with for the last 12 years. The booth this year contained a live demo of virtual boating in second life, projecting onto a large screen my activities in Second Life for a week (December 13-21, 2008).
An excellent bit of coincidence was the ongoing SL Boat Show 2008 being held in Dears Garden with the sponsorship of disisme Misfit and many of the best builders and sailing special interest groups in SL!
Second Life is a virtual world where you can enjoy watersports of all kinds without the cost of boating in real life. Many had never seen a virtual world before, and some were very curious. I am sure there were new accounts created from some of the attendees looking to explore this new boating experience.