“While I don’t think VR [virtual reality] will ever replace the real thing, it’s a way to attract new people to sport aviation, and allows existing pilots to share the great experience of flying in a light airplane,” said Sebastien Heintz, president of Zenith Aircraft Company, about the release of a new 360° virtual reality video that showcase the Zenith factory and a flight.
The immersive video (produced using a cluster of six GoPro cameras) gives the viewer a true virtual experience of flying in a light aircraft and of being inside the Zenith kit aircraft factory (based in Mexico, Missouri).
Video viewers, such as Google Cardboard, allow you to immerse yourself in the 360° video to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and affordable way using your smart phone.
Zenith Aircraft partnered with StoryUp of Columbia, Missouri, to produce the 2.5 minute video. StoryUp is a video startup company that allows people to step inside stories with new technologies.