VR Paragliding Could Be Used By UK's Red Devils

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VR Paragliding Could Be Used By UK's Red Devils
February 21, 2019

A virtual reality paragliding experience could be used by the British Army’s parachute display team for training.

 

The facility has opened to the public in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

 

Users are suspended from a moving canopy wearing virtual reality headsets to experience what it is like to paraglide. Two former parachutists have set up the attraction as a game where players compete against each other.

 

But it is also being looked at by the Parachute Regiment's Red Devils display team as a potential training system.

Video journalist: Emily Ford

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