Players enter an immersive environment — facing the screen and standing on the rondel to activate this intuitive experience. Authentic aircraft imagery takes centre stage as players fly a realistic rendering of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum’s Sopwith Ship Camel biplane. Moving their arms up and down, and tilting their bodies, players manoeuver an airplane onscreen — dodging enemy aircraft and aligning themselves to fire.
This flight experience is based on Ace Academy, an educational game produced by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in partnership with SEED Interactive. The game features other aircraft from the Museum’s extensive First World War collection as it guides players through levels that explain how aircraft fly. Ace Academy and its sequel Ace Academy: Black Flight are available for free on the App Store and Google Play. These games complement the exhibit, extending players’ engagement and learning beyond the flight experience.
Detailed information on this travelling exhibition available for download in PDF format.
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|Hamilton Military Museum, Hamilton, ON||April 22 - October 24, 2021|
|Penticton Museum and Archives, Penticton, BC||January 15 - May 12, 2021|
|Hangar Flight Museum, Calgary, AB||August 3, 2020 - January 4, 2021|
|Wellington County Museum and Archives, Fergus, ON||January 18 - May 10, 2020|
|Sam Waller Museum, The Pas, MB||December 5, 2019 - February 28, 2020|
|The 1000 Islands History Museum, Gananoque, ON||October 28, 2019 - January 7, 2020|
|Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton, AB||July 1 - November 1, 2019|
|New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli, MB||May 25 - June 23, 2019|
|Admiralty House Communications Museum, Mount Pearl, NL||May 13 - August 31, 2019|
|Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, AB||April 5 - May 18, 2019|
|Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, ON||December 14, 2018 - March 17, 2019|
|Military Communications and Electronics Museum, Kingston ON||August 31 - December 2, 2018|
|Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Ohio, USA||May 31 - September 9, 2018|
|Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield Massachusetts, USA||February 17 - May 13, 2018|
|Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa ON||mid-October to end of November 2017|
|The Rooms, St. John's, NL||July 21, 2017 - July 9, 2018|
|RCMP Canada Day Celebrations, Ottawa, ON||July 1, 2017|
|The Science Zone (Minotaur Mazes), Casper Wyoming, USA||June 29, 2017 - February 2, 2018|
|Rogers K-Rock Centre (Queen's University), Kingston, ON||May 13, 2017 - Science Rendez-vous Event|
|Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON||September 25, 2016 (one day event)|
|MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON||September 13 - Oct 31, 2016|