New VR experience not for the feint hearted
On Sunday, 12 September, at the Spring Family Day, the Aviation Heritage Museum was very proud to open its newest virtual reality exhibit, The Macchi.
Visitors who take on the experience will sit in the pilot seat of the Museum’s MB-326H, Macchi fighter jet, with their ‘flight instructor’ sitting behind them, just as their co-pilot would have been in real life.
They will then take the throttle and fly over Rottnest and Perth city, experiencing the rush of being in a fighter jet only ever imagined by those who have never flown, if they push it too far they will even experience a black out of the VR goggles which mimic what it would be like to black out due to lack of oxygen; this experience isn’t for the feint hearted.
Museum Manager, Trevor Fettis said, “for months now our team has been working on this new experience to get it just right and ensure it is as close to the real thing as possible and we are so excited to be able to officially open the exhibit”.
“The Macchi used in the experience was previously based at Pearce, with No. 25 (City of Perth) Squadron, so visitors will literally be experiencing what our RAAF pilots did,” said Trevor.
The display is just the next instalment in the Museum’s endeavour to create bespoke experiences for visitors which enable them to understand what it’s like to be an RAAF pilot.
Gift vouchers for the experience are available online, and bookings are now being taken by calling the museum on 9311 4470.
To celebrate the launch, we are offering RAAFA ordinary members a special online only price, any Macchi experiences purchased online using the code AirmailM21 before 31 December will receive 25% off the experience which is usually $100.
The experience would make a unique Christmas gift for any thrill seekers out there, so as a special for our members this code may be used as many times as you like before it expires at the end of the year.
To find out more or to purchase the experience visit https://aviationmuseumwa.org.au