<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo

Ace Academy: Flight Experience is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo

Take to the skies – virtually – with Penticton museum exhibit

The Penticton Museum is launching a new interactive exhibit that allows visitors to experience a simulation of flying.

Ace Academy: Flight Experience is a digital interactive exhibition where players enter an immersive environment and simulate the experience of flight by moving their arms up and down and tilting their bodies.

The Penticton Museum and Archives and the Hands-on-Heritage Lab are hosting the new interactive exhibit, which is currently touring across Canada, from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

As part of the digital interactive experience, visitors will fly a realistic rendering of a Sopwith biplane by simply moving their bodies and arms.

Showing previously in The Hangar Flight Museum in Calgary, the exhibit’s next stop will be the Hamilton Military Museum in Ontario.

Ace Academy was developed by the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in partnership with SEED Interactive. Ace Academy and its sequel, Ace Academy: Black Flight are available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

The Penticton Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Please note that Provincial Health Protocols currently advise against travelling outside your region to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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