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Air Force Museum Foundation to offer new simulator rides, movies this summer

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  • By Eric Henry
  • Air Force Museum Foundation

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce its expansion of new attraction offerings through a partnership with Pulseworks, LLC, a world-class simulation and immersive entertainment provider. A new suite of simulator rides including the Pulseworks Virtual Reality (VR) Transporter, the first of its kind in North America, will open to the public on June 8 in conjunction with the grand opening of the new fourth building at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.


The new Pulseworks VR Transporter is an innovative multimedia motion experience featuring exciting new technology that takes patrons on an exclusive Space Voyage experience. Virtual reality technology allows patrons to see in all directions within a 3D world via high-tech goggles. Pulseworks has coupled amazing visuals with its state-of-the-art motion delivery systems and 4D-effects to create a truly immersive sensory experience. The Pulseworks VR Transporter will launch with a stunning Space Walk VR ride that will take riders on an extra-vehicular activity (EVA) to the International Space Station high above the Earth!


Accompanying this new attraction in the fourth building will be an exciting motion capsule ride called the Eight Seat Pod (ESP). This dynamic and innovative simulator mimics the motion of any aircraft or space vehicle, allowing riders to experience the feeling of really flying or moving at great speeds. Wings: Flights of Courage, a journey through the history of aviation, will be the signature ride on the ESP, placing riders right in the cockpits of many famous aircraft, from the Wright B Flyer to modern military jets. Other ride options will include historic space shuttle missions, forward looking deep space voyages and many other adventure rides.


Also, starting this June, the Air Force Museum Theatre is changing its daily schedule to coincide with the opening of the new building. This new schedule will feature the best of the theatre’s past lineup (Fighter Pilot 3D, Journey to Space 3D and Rescue 3D) and a brand new film, Carriers 3D.


Carriers 3D is the newest Stephen Low production opening worldwide this summer. This film will immerse audiences with the remarkable inner workings of air and sea operations aboard a modern Nimitz-class nuclear powered carrier. Set against the stunning panorama of a large multinational naval exercise, the film showcases the demanding and dangerous skills required to operate an aircraft carrier. Together with the viscerally thrilling aerial, ground, and seat-sea visuals, audiences will gain a keen appreciation for this massive city at sea.


The theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a Section 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization that assists the Air Force in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit The Air Force Museum Foundation is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.


The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit



NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the Air Force Museum Theatre at (937) 253-4629, visit or email

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information on the Air Force Museum Theatre, contact Mary Bruggeman, Chief, Attractions Operations, (937) 656-9623 or