Air and space museum Wings Over the Rockies has opened the new Exploration of Flight centre at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado, US.
The new Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery spans across 19,000ft² and has been divided into two experience arenas.
Opened as part of the Exploration of Flight (EoF) campus, the facility will house experience-based facilities for aerospace explorers.
The first floor will feature the ‘experience’ of flight. Visitors can fasten themselves into a tumbling gyro chair to feel the effect of G-forces on their bodies.
Additionally, they can interact with a wind tunnel using items of their own design, navigate mountain passes, witness new technologies and even experience flight through virtual reality.
On the second level, visitors can see the ‘sequence’ of flight. They will be able to observe the general aviation airport from mission planning and career readiness to a fully-fledged viewing lounge.
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Guests can also don a headset to hear chatter from Centennial Tower, a direct line into the complicated world of aviation communication.
Visitors can sit in the cockpit of pilot-quality flight simulators, interact with the latest aviation technology and experience flight through a partnership with Aspen Flying Club.
The hangar is situated at 13005 Wings Way in Englewood.
Wings Over the Rockies uses the Air & Space Museum in Denver’s Lowry neighbourhood to preserve the past and the Exploration of Flight Center at Centennial Airport to focus on the present and future.