The British Airways virtual reality experience, Fly, is opening at PROTO, Gateshead on Wednesday 16th October.
Fly is an ‘interactive, full motion, multisensory experience that traces humankind’s relationship to flying – the first of its kind’. To quote:
“Through a full-motion, interactive 3D virtual reality pod, visitors will become a time-travelling pilot and navigate their way through aviation history from Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest day-dreams of soaring through the sky as a bird to his ornithopter design, followed by the Wright Brothers’ first successful attempt at flight on Kitty Hawk, to British Airways’ predecessor, AT&T’s, first passenger flight to Paris. Users will also experience travel on Concorde before piloting the brand new A350 and onwards to a vision of the possible vision of the future of aviation. The uplifting experience is a treat for the senses as Fly incorporates heat, motion, wind and scent on the travel through time and the imagined flight of the future.”
We reviewed Fly when it was in London in August as part of the airline’s BA 2119: Flight of the Future project. Here is Rhys giving it a go:
You can book it online at the BA 2119 website here, picking a specific time slot. It is availble until 17th November. The price has been halved from the London run, and you will only pay £10 in Gateshead instead of £20!
This is how it looks from the outside:
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