Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum launches new flight simulator attraction, naming contest

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The Museum’s new MaxFlight Corporation FS-VC Dual System flight simulator offers guests a high-flying experience, without leaving the ground

McMinnville, Oregon, May 1, 2018 – Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is pleased to announce a new addition to the Museum guest experience.

This premier simulator attraction employs MaxFlight’s patented full motion, 360 degree pitch, roll and spin technology that immerses riders in a realistic virtual flight scenario. Riders choose from three different ride options: Combat Flight Simulator, Flight Simulator, and Virtual Rollercoaster:

  • Combat Flight Simulator option: Aircraft starts in flight—object is to find and destroy enemy using on-screen radar.
  • Flight Simulator option: Aircraft starts on runway-pilot must take off (landing is optional). Experience flight performance from a variety of aircraft.
  • Virtual Rollercoaster option: Thrill level – Extreme! Rider experiences a preprogrammed virtual rollercoaster with various turns, loops, drops and climbs.

“The MaxFlight simulator is an exciting new addition to our Museum, and based on the reactions of our test riders it promises to be popular with guests of all ages,” says Museum Interim Executive Director John Rasmussen.

Guests will have the option to add a flight simulator experience with admission to the Museum, for an additional $8. Museum Members receive discounted simulator admission at $6.

For those who want to checkout the new flight simulator in depth visit the maxflight website here.

Additionally, the Museum is launching a contest to name the new simulator. Name suggestions can be submitted to: publicity@evergreenmuseum.org through May 31, 2018. The winner will be chosen by a jury made up of Museum staff and volunteers, and will receive an Individual Museum membership good for one year, and two tickets to the new Flight Simulator.

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ABOUT EVERGREEN AVIATION & SPACE MUSEUM:
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Call 503-434-4180 or visit www.evergreenmuseum.org for more information.

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is best known as the home of the world’s largest wooden aircraft, the Hughes Flying Boat “Spruce Goose.” The Museum collection also includes a rare SR-71 “Blackbird,” and a Titan II SLV Missile–with its original launch room. Discover more than 150 historic aircraft, spacecraft, and exhibits on display, along with artwork and traveling exhibits. The Museum values its educational partnerships, which include the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the Oregon Space Consortium and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. The Museum is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @evergreenmuseum for the latest updates.

By Klamath Alerts via Press Release

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