The only thing more inspiring than being able to see these incredible aircraft in one place is to hear the amazing stories that they have to tell. However, as is true with all priceless and delicate artifacts found in cultural institutions, visitors will only be able to marvel from a safe distance. That is until now…
In close partnership with Microsoft, we are using technology to unlock unprecedented access to these aircraft. For the first time, visitors – both on site as well as remotely – will be able to ‘step inside’ the cockpits and interiors of these carefully preserved artifacts through high fidelity 360-degree virtual tours.
Our docents and volunteers will be using Surface Pro tablets equipped with Windows and IntuiFace software to provide on-site guests with high definition imagery and virtual tours of the aircraft they care so deeply about. Guests of the museum will also be able to use mini virtual reality glasses connected to Lumia 950 phones to be able to take virtual tours of the interiors while visiting the Aviation Pavilion.
Select a plane from the Museum of Flight's collection to step inside and take a virtual tour. These 3D self-guided virtual tours were created by scanning the interior of the Museum's aircraft using the Matterport 3D Camera. Experience an immersive tour of your favorite aircraft in the Aviation Pavilion. More tours will be added in the coming weeks.
Select an aircraft below to explore a Matterport 3D model of the aircraft. Follow the on-screen prompts to navigate.
View 360° Photographs of the cockpits and interiors of the aircraft in the Museum's new Aviation Pavilion. The photographs were taken by expert 360° panoramic photographer Lyle Jansma. The images are stored on the Microsoft Azure cloud; Access them anywhere! Use with Homido goggles purchased at our Museum Store and Kiosks.
A 360° Panoramic Photo
Using the Homido goggles