Soar like an eagle
We recently had the pleasure of hosting Graeme in the Virtually Mine office to test his Bird Flight Simulator on the HTC Vive.
Graeme, passionate about all things flying has coupled his 10 years of commercial flying experience and 20 years of gliding experience with a love for bird of prey to create a beautiful simulation of an eagle in flight. In order to make this experience fully immersive Graeme also built a motion chair to replicate the mesmerizing environment you find yourself flying through.
Watch the simulation is action HERE
Virtually Mine are fortunate enough to now be able to offer this simulation for events across the UK alongside other experiences like the ROVR. We asked Graeme to put together a few words to describe the simulation and explain the particulars:
“Have you dreamed of what it would be ... to soar like an eagle?
Aquila Bird Flight Simulator lets you experience soaring bird flight using virtual reality. You embody one of three species of eagle flying over either Northwest Scotland, a part of Columbia, or Graham Island in British Columbia. This is not arcade-style flight but an accurate simulation where, like a real soaring bird, you can make use of ridge lift and thermals. You can use Motion Controllers, a simple gamepad, or head tilting to steer, while fans and a motion platform work to further immerse you.
The various control options allow for a variety of differently abled individuals to try flying like a bird, as long as they can sit safely in the motion chair. Meanwhile a large LCD screen allows spectators to watch their flight. If you have another screen or projector you would prefer to use, this can be accommodated, as can any other reasonable request.”
If you’d like to host the simulation or want to find out more just get in touch!