LONDONDERRY, NH — What’s it like to be one of the world’s most decorated aerobatic pilots performing gravity-defying maneuvers at air shows around the world?
Find out with The Rob Holland Experience, a new virtual reality-based flight simulation to be unveiled this month at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire.
On Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., the public is invited to the grand opening of the new exhibit, which marries virtual reality technology with the cutting edge aerial maneuvers of internationally acclaimed aerobatics champion Rob Holland, of Nashua.
Holland will be on hand to great fans and answer questions about his career and the exhibit. Admission to opening night event is $10 per person.
The event includes appetizers, a cash bar, a raffle, a review of Holland’s illustrious career, and a chance for attendees to be among the first to try the Aviation Museum’s new virtual reality flight experience.
“Our museum has several traditional flight simulators that visitors enjoy using, but nothing like this,” said Jeff Rapsis, the Aviation Museum’s executive director. “The chance to be in the pilot’s seat during a sequence of breath-taking mid-air maneuvers — and to experience it all through a virtual reality headset — makes for a truly spectacular ride.”
Dubbed ‘The Rob Holland Experience,’ the virtual reality exhibit will be available to the public starting on Friday, Feb. 1 during the Aviation Museum’s normal opening hours.
Tickets for the grand opening celebration on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. will be available at the door. Attendees are asked to reserve tickets in advance by calling (603) 669-4820, registering online at www.nhahs.org, or e-mailing Stacy Borden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘The Rob Holland Experience’ virtual reality exhibit is made possible with the support of Stadium Graphics of Manchester, N.H.
“A night out at the Aviation Museum is a great way to support our mission to inspire everyone about aeronautics, and also to celebrate Rob Holland, one of New Hampshire’s most celebrated aviators,” Rapsis said.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving aviation history in the Granite State, providing educational outreach programs that encourage student interest in aeronautics and related fields, and organizing programs that bring together the state’s diverse aviation community.The Museum is located at 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, N.H. 03053. The museum’s regular hours of operation are Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (603) 669-4280 or visit the museum’s Web site at www.aviationmuseumofnh.org.
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