There are all kinds of flight simulator experiences out there for aviation geeks, ranging from full motion flight simulators, to hotel rooms with flight simulators in them. However, I’ve never heard of anything quite like this…
This February, you’ll have the chance to experience a plane crash simulation in Nottingham. This is being put together by DARKFIELD, which describes itself as “a multi-sensory sonic theme park.”
This will take place in a 40 foot shipping container that has been turned into a replica of an airplane cabin. DARKFIELD has used the shipping container concept for other simulations in the past, and as it’s described, “behind the doors of each shipping container a strange world unfolds.”
The experience will be called FLIGHT:
Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely. We are not responsible for your final destination.
Here’s a video about the concept:
For those of you worried about just how much is being “simulated” here, don’t worry, they’re not going to be flipping the shipping container over. Rather there will be 360 degree sensory effects and sounds to simulate the experience.
This will be available as part of the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity, and each screening takes 25 minutes.
Tickets cost £8, and the experience will be available almost continuously over the following times:
- February 15 & 16 from 10AM until 6:30PM
- February 18-21 from 12PM until 3PM and from 5PM until 7:30PM
- February 22 & 23 from 10AM until 6:30PM
While on the surface this seems grim, I’d be fascinated to see how they go about this, since I still don’t have a full sense of what exactly the simulation will be like. I don’t think it’s worth flying to the UK just for this, but if an opportunity arises, this is certainly a motivator…
What do you make of the concept of a plane crash simulator? Does anyone plan on going to this one?