31 March 2018

FlyView Takes You Flying Over Paris at One-of-a-Kind Virtual Reality Attraction

FlyViewParis, flight over Paris
FlyViewParis, flight over Paris
FlyView has opened a unique virtual reality attraction where visitors can visit Paris from the sky with a jetpack, taking in real-life 360° views of monuments and scenery - no computer graphics here!

This permanent attraction makes possible to fly over the world's most beautiful city, a dream come true for millions of people.

Take Off from a 1,000 m² (11,000+ sq. ft.) Launch Area at Place de l'Opéra in Downtown Paris 
Visitors enter FlyView from Place de l'Opéra, they will arrive in a lobby resembling an airport terminal with check-in counters, flight attendants and screens announcing upcoming flights.
The launch area has 50 jetpacks, making it one of the world's largest virtual reality installations.  
Once on board its jetpack (mounted on actuators), and equipped with a virtual reality helmet (HTC Vive), the visitor sees himself take off and rise above the rooftops of Paris. The flying sensations are more real than life. An unprecedented technological feat!
FlyViewParis, take off room
FlyViewParis, take off room
"The countdown begins… the jetpack turbine winds up… the machine starts to vibrate… the lights go out… the roof opens… and then, liftoff!

The visitor shoots up their silo and breaks out over the roofs of Paris. 

The flying sensations are just like real life. 

The adventure has begun!"

See Paris as Never Before with this Exhilarating, Unforgettable Experience 
The itinerary explores Paris's main monuments in a totally unique way. It will be an exhilarating 13 minutes!  While everyone has the same itinerary, each person will see different things because of the immersive, 360° view.
This sophisticated device synchronizes the platform with the jetpack's movements-taking off, flying forward, stopping for panoramic views, moving sideways, and dropping down next to a monument-to create an immersive experience over Paris with ultra-realistic flying sensations that little ones and grown-ups alike will love.
The experience is breathtaking.  The views over Paris are magnificent.  The flying experience is spectacular.
FlyViewParis - Notre Dame de Paris
FlyViewParis - Notre Dame de Paris
"FlyView is my childhood dream of flying and seeing the world from above come true. I hope to share this incredible experience with as many people as possible. This experience brings together poetry and innovation to create another high-quality cultural activity in Paris. I want to offer Parisians and visitors to Paris an exhilarating adventure that is both accessible and unforgettable," says Arnaud Houette, FlyView founder.
FlyViewParis - The Eiffel Tower
FlyViewParis - The Eiffel Tower
It took about 100 people working for three years to create the FlyView experience.  The latest technologies and unparalleled cooperation came together on this ambitious project:
  • The (exceptional) views of Paris from above were filmed with a drone, a device with seven 360 degree cameras, and a team worthy of a film production; 
  • First-time approval to film over Paris and in such close proximity to monuments;
  • 50 jetpack simulators mounted on actuators were custom-designed and built in France;
  • HTC Vive virtual reality headsets offer the most realistic immersion possible.

Practical Details:  

Open 7 days a week - hours and reservations at flyview360.com

Single ticket: €15

For visitors at least 4' tall (about 8 years old)

Accessible to visitors with reduced mobility

30 Rue du 4 Septembre - Place de l'Opéra - 75002 Paris - Opéra metro station

Arnaud Houette, Founder of FlyView Paris
Arnaud Houette, Founder of FlyView Paris
SOURCE:  FlyView
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