If only Icarus had the benefit of virtual reality.
The Museum of the Moving Image in New York has a new flight simulator that uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to allow users to fly through the streets of Manhattan, free as a bird.
The simulator is at the museum until June 7 and visitors can take off on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, with special tickets.
The user lays face down on a wooden platform and spreads their
arms wings. They can control their flight with paddles connected to their hands. A fan mounted in front gives the illusion of wind in your face.
The video is awesome enough, but being strapped in must be incredible.
- Dan Gartland