Triotech underlines the celebration of the 78th D-Day commemoration this month by announcing that the 4D dynamic flight simulator installed at the D-Day Experience Museum in Normandy passed the bar of 750,000 visitors since its installation.
Designed and installed by Triotech’s CL Corp division in 2015, the flight simulator offers guests the opportunity to experience what it must have been like for the soldiers of the 101st Airborne as they flew to Normandy in June 1944. A unique element of the experience is that the attraction brings guests aboard an actual C-47 built in 1943. The creative team installed the aircraft on a pneumatic cylinder platform and separated the wings from the fuselage so that it could efficiently move in 3 dimensions. With custom media content and special effects, the attraction recreates the tumultuous flight over the English Channel and Normandy. Visitors discover a spectacular, immersive multi-sensory adventure that’s fun and educational for all ages.
“Over the years, we have developed a sterling reputation for the high quality of our customized attractions and our ability to create exciting ‘edutainment’ experiences for museums, tourist attractions, aquariums, and other location-based entertainment sites. This project, integrating a real airplane from WWII, was a complex technical challenge. We are proud of this edutainment experience that attracts visitors of all ages and makes them live history from a first-person point of view” reported Christophe Lucchini, Managing Director of Triotech’s CL Corp Division.
The D-Day Experience is located in Saint-Come-du-Mont, Normandy, and is spread out over more than 100,00 square feet, featuring two museums, a giant 3D screen cinema, a memorial dedicated to airborne troops, a souvenir shop, a military antique shop, plus its piece de resistance: the 4D immersive flight simulator.