AOPA Launches GA Virtual Reality Flight Simulator System

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AOPA Launches GA Virtual Reality Flight Simulator System

March 21, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
WIN YOUR OWN $9,995 GA VR FLIGHT SIMULATION SYSTEM
AOPA Australia is excited to announce the launch of our new General Aviation (GA) Virtual Reality (VR) Flight Simulation System at the Hunter Valley Airshow, 6th and 7th April 2019,...

AOPA Australia is excited to announce the launch of our new General Aviation (GA) Virtual Reality (VR) Flight Simulation System at the Hunter Valley Airshow, 6th and 7th April 2019, and a chance to WIN your own $9,995 GA VR system!

The new GA VR Flight Simulation System is a powerful experiential engagement tool for new pilots of all ages, enabling them to try their hand at flying gliders, recreational aircraft types, certified general aviation, aerobatic and high-performance military jets.  The VR Flight Simulation System is designed to excite and captivate by immersing participants into an ultra realistic flight simulation environment, helping encourage stronger participation in general aviation.

Custom designed by AOPA Australia in Sydney, the new GA VR Flight Simulation System will be available to purchase online from 7th April 2019, with prices starting from $6,599 AUD, with a variety of configurations available.

AOPA Australia Executive Director Benjamin Morgan said, “Australia’s general aviation industry can now take advantage of class leasing VR technology that has previously only been available to the military and high-tech aerospace industries, at a fraction of the historical costs.

“Our new GA VR Flight Simulation System, designed by aircraft owners and pilots, is the perfect pilot engagement and educational resource.  GA VR participants will find themselves immersed into an ultra realistic simulated environment that provides a breathtaking visual representation, realistic weather dynamics and atmospherics, accurate aircraft physics and a high-fidelity sense of flying that must be experienced first hand to be believed.

“The opportunities that GA VR presents for aero clubs and flying schools are phenomenal, where it can help drive stronger interest in membership and flying, along with providing a powerful teaching and educational resource that can enhance human factors and flying training.

“I warmly invite the general aviation industry to join us at the Hunter Valley Airshow, where we will be launching our new GA VR system, April 6th and 7th.  Come strap yourself in, take the controls and experience the excitement that is GA VR.”

WIN YOUR OWN $9,995 GA VR SYSTEM

To help celebrate the launch of AOPA Australia’s new GA VR Flight Simulation System, we are giving one lucky aviator the opportunity to WIN their very own simulator package, valued at $9,995.  Everything you need is included; high-performance computer hardware, military grade flight controls system (both Joystick & Yoke), VR headset, Custom Adjustable Pilot Seat, Custom Simulator Platform and Framework, 55-inch 4K Spectator Monitor and including an impressive array of simulator software and aircraft types.  This is the ultimate VR system!


RAFFLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE PRIZE – AOPA AUSTRALIA GA VR FLIGHT SIMULATOR, VALUED AT $9,995

How to enter

  • AOPA Australia GA VR Flight Simulator Raffle Tickets are purchased online using the form above.

Raffle Prize Draw – 8pm, Saturday 19th October – AUSFLY 2019 – Narromine NSW

  • The raffle prize draw will be conducted at the AUSFLY ‘All Aviators Under One Sky’ Fly-in Narromine NSW, Saturday 19th October at 8pm
  • The winning ticket will be drawn from the AOPA Australia GA VR Flight Simulator Raffle Barrel by a nominated independent representative.
  • The raffle prize draw will be LIVE video broadcast via the AOPA Australia Facebook social media page (www.facebook.com/aopaaustralia)
  • The winner will be notified by telephone, SMS text message and email at the time of the draw.

Competition Terms & Conditions

  • The prize is an AOPA Australia GA VR Flight Simulation System, valued at $9,995 AUD.
  • You can enter as many times as you like.
  • Raffle Tickets are numbered.
  • Each numbered entry ticket will be placed into the AOPA Australia GA VR Raffle Barrel which will be on display at all events AOPA Australia attends, and during the AUSFLY ‘all aviators under one sky’ Fly-in Narromine Airport, 17th to 19th October 2019.
  • The winner will be drawn at 8pm, Saturday 19th October at the AUSFLY 2019 Gala Dinner.
  • Employees of AOPA Australia are not permitted to enter.
  • The winner will be notified by SMS Text Message, telephone and email at the time of the draw.
  • The winner is responsible for collecting the prize and all costs associated with the collection from the AOPA Australia head office at Bankstown Airport.


Kreisha Ballantyne

Kreisha’s experience across various sectors of the aviation industry reflect her passion for general aviation. In previous editorial roles at AOPA Australian Pilot, Sport Pilot and AirSport, Kreisha has had the privilege of flying in – and writing about -a multitude of aircraft types, from a powered parachute to a PC12. Kreisha is currently a feature writer for Australian Flying magazine, as well as CASA’s Flight Safety Australia. As a private pilot, Kreisha has experienced an incredible array of aviation adventures, including flying solo across Australia in heels and lipstick to influence young female pilots; wing-walking on a vintage Stearman; flying in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Austria; and interviewing a diverse and incredible cross-section of aviators. Now in her tenth year in the industry, she is delighted to continue her passion for writing about aviation as one of AOPA’s new digital editors.

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