Monday, November 25, 2013

Museum gets 4D simulator

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The National Naval Aviation Museum has a new motion simulator ride. It's the Blue Angels 4D simulator, with the 4D being the bucket seats that move. The simulator gives the rider a feeling of what it's like to fly with the Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornets. The ride opened Nov. 8, and while getting into the museum at Naval Air Station Pensacola is free, it costs $7 to go on the six-minute experience. Created by a California company, it cost more than $500,000 and used private donations and BP oil-spill-restoration grant money. It's the second flight simulator ride to open at the museum since July 2012. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 11/24/13)