A new focal point that showcases aviation and the state’s air and space journey history has opened in Hyannis.
The Massachusetts Air and Space Museum is open at Capetown Plaza in the location previously occupied by Charming Charlie.
Along with artifacts that tell stories of the state’s aviation and space history, the museum showcases several immersive experiences, along with a flight simulator, remote control airplane and drone practice applications, and virtual reality technology.
Young stated written, and visual displays are not the same as being able to experience what it feels to fly.
Piloting real distant controlled units is just not practical indoors; however, Young stated the museum would feature software program utilized by distant control pilots once they can’t get outdoors.
Users of the program feel as if they’re standing at the brim of a field flying a remote control airplane.
Drone operation is authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). To be a commercial drone pilot, an FAA drone pilot license is necessary.
Digital reality headsets will also enable visitors to take a tour of the International Space Station and fly in the cockpit with the Blue Angels.
Young stated that teenagers should know that a pilot’s license can be obtained at 16 years of age, which is before a driver’s license.
The non-profit’s leadership was initially looking to place the museum at Laurence G. Hanscom Field in Bedford.