I”m not sure what made me think of this. But, when we (Robin, Sam Goldman, and I) lived in Campbell, CA, we used to go to this arcade called Magic Edge. The premise what that you were training to be a combat pilot in a new jet, the X-21 Hornet. You were put into an egg shaped pod that had a screen in the front and a blacked out canopy. The pod had a several axis of motion.
It was expensive, and we were poor, but we went a number of times and got pretty good at it. Anyway, here’s a link to someone else reminiscing about it.