RAF Bringing AR to Bournemouth Air Festival

The military is always seen as being on the forefront of technology, with the latest gadgets and equipment available, using technology like virtual reality (VR) as a training tool. But with VR and augmented realities (AR) resurgence in recent years due to the technologies improvements as well as cost reductions, it is no longer seen as an expensive training tool but a cost effective marketing tool instead.


Starting today is the Bournemouth Air Festival, a four day event that includes air displays, sea displays, live music and loads more. The Royal Air Force (RAF) will be there with a number of planes, helicopters and The RAF Village for visitors to enjoy. In a tweet today by RAF Engineering, they have revealed an AR experience will be available for those interested in becoming an RAF ICT Technician. Being an engineer is just as important as being a pilot, so if you prefer getting your hands dirty to being up in the air then you might want to give the AR experience a try. No details have been released on what the RAF AR experience entails, other than the technician role, but it may involve seeing how different mechanisms work inside various vehicles or being able to differeniate certain parts.

The Bournemouth Air Festival has started today and will continue until Sunday and is completely free, except for the Boscombe Stage Night Air music which is ticketed.

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