What happens to a non-profit who caters to children with special needs through in-person events during a pandemic? We bring our co-pilots the next best thing!
We put our heads together and created a 12-minute Youtube video that will be used to host a "Virtual Fly Day" on March 6th, 2021 and YOU get to tune in and watch the kick off at McKinney Airport on Facebook LIVE at noon 12pm CT!
The concept behind the project is that kids with special needs will get to experience the gift of flight from the comfort of their home by watching an actual flight that was filmed using a 'Go-Pro' 360-degree camera mounted to the inside and outside of one of our pilots aircraft.
The video will take the co-pilot through the skies of Dallas, TX just as if they were seated next to the pilot. With the use of Virtual Reality goggles, the co-pilot will have the ability to place a smartphone in the goggles and look through to experience the flight. The video is recorded to react to the viewers movement. If the child looks up, the video looks up. If the child looks out the window, the video looks out the window. How cool is that?
If you are registered for the event, we will send communication when your virtual reality kit is shipped with specific directions on how to participate. If you missed the registration, you can still tune into our Facebook page (@challengeair) by joining LIVE on March 6th at 12pm CT. We are looking forward to it!