A Rafale breaks the sound barrier above the head of the new French president. We’re at the Paris Air Show, the must-be-there event in international aeronautics. Every two years, exhibitors introduce and demonstrate the latest in heavenly speedsters.
One of this year’s themes is more evident inside the exhibition halls than on the tarmac. We’re talking about virtual reality. Emerging from the world of gaming, VR has found a ready welcome in the aircraft industry. Initially used for prototype design, it’s even more common in situational simulation.