Fly a virtual reality mission with our new 360 video
Pop your headset on and be transported into the helicopter, setting off at 140mph to rescue an injured person in need of emergency help. Get a front row seat to how the crew operate, and the challenges they face each and every flight. Watch the crew reach the casualty as quickly as possible, from flying out to the scene, right down to delivery of the patient at the hospital.
For best results, open your 360 virtual reality app on your phone, and type in the URL: https://youtu.be/sFBAYVf9lmM
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Try the virtual reality mission at the Royal Cornwall Show 2017
Thursday 8 June – Saturday 10 June
Visit our stand 471 to see the helicopter, meet the crew and fly your very own 360 mission with our virtual reality headsets.
Once users strap on a headset, they will find themselves sat in the air ambulance helicopter as it takes off and speeds at 140mph to a patient in urgent need of help.
Look to the right and viewers will see Cornwall Air Ambulance pilot Captain Craig Webster at the controls of the MD902 helicopter.
Captain Webster said: “Once you put on the headset you are completely immersed in the virtual reality world. It feels as if you are actually flying in the helicopter because you have 360 degree vision – you see everything that myself and the rest of the crew would see as we fly on a mission. However, I’ll admit it was a little eerie when I put on the headset and found I was sitting next to myself in the helicopter!”
This year’s Royal Cornwall Show is extra special for Cornwall Air Ambulance as it has been named an official charity of the event, in what is the air ambulance’s 30 anniversary year. Fundraising at the event will help fund the 700 plus lifesaving missions the crew carry out each year.