The Royal Air Force (RAF) is celebrating 100 year since it was founded this year with a number of events taking place throughout the year. One way the RAF is inviting people to get involved in the celebrations is with a new augmented reality (AR) app that allows users to experience the history of the RAF right on their smart device.
Titled the RAF100 AR Flypast, the app contains many features which will offer plenty of entertainment to users. Firstly, the app allows users to view a Red Arrow fly past which realistic detail as if the planes there there themselves. The app is also being used as a countdown to the main event of the 100 year celebration which will see 100 aircraft fly over the skies of London in a once in a lifetime celebration taking place on July 10th, 2018.
With so many different aircraft taking part it can be hard to know who is who. Thankfully, the RAF100 AR Flypast app has users covered as it also includes details on a number of the aircraft taking part. Users will be able to collect 35 different aircraft within the app and see highly detailed models of them along with exploring the rich history of each. Some of the models including in the app are the F35 Lighting through to the iconic Spitfire and Sopwith Camel.
“The RAF100 Flypast App allows users to see the historic formation flypast over Buckingham Palace in the comfort of your garden, at school or even in your front room.” Said Air Commodore Chris Jones, speaking to The Irish News: “Users will be able to find out about the history of each plane through the App, as well as being able to create and collect their own planes. The App is a fun way to showcase the RAF’s use of innovation and technology, and we hope it will inspire the next generation of aerospace pioneers.”
There are plans to release more aircraft and additional features for the app in the coming weeks to help make the RAF100 AR Flypast the best experience it can be. VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on the app in the future and you can download the app now on iOS and Android.