Jolly Good Experience – Birdly

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feel like a bird
slicing through the wind
oh o experience over

I recently went to the Swiss consulate (Swissnexx) in Bangalore to try out their virtual simulator called Birdly.   My timing was just about perfect since the crowd had just left. I was quite amused and curious when they asked how long back I ate.

The equipment as you can see above has two projections where  the arms go. As you guessed by the name and design, this was a simulator to fly like a bird above the San Francisco Skyline.  There is a fan to simulate the wind and headphones that give an overall effect.

The experience though a short one was anything like I had before. It was exactly like flying in the air and the flapping of wings and manipulation to turn and swoop exactly like a bird does.  I did do a pigeon when I crashed into a building and the simulation ended but they were good enough to start it again 😀

That this was a freebie was an icing on the cake of course.  Guess what I did after that?  Tweeted of course!! (oh pun totally intended)

Chirp Chirp

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. wow – that looks a completely weird thing to experience, I think I’d be dizzy!

  2. nabanita21 says:

    Interesting…didn’t know if it..quite an experience or as you say jolly good experience

  3. A nice experience highlighted by tweeting =P

    A funny read!

  4. Roger Green says:

    Flying – often dreamed of that, literally.

    ROG, ABCW

  5. ewok1993 says:

    That’s very interesting.

    My ABC WEDNESDAY

  6. Ellen says:

    Very interesting for sure.

  7. readerwil says:

    This must be an exciting experiment! Thanks for sharing.
    Wil,ABCW

  8. alissa apel says:

    That looks like fun. I love that you look like a bird. That fun was probably nice blowing on you during your workout.

  9. roth0003 says:

    What an odd-looking contraption!
    Hope you’ll come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/visiting-saint-kitts.html

  10. Obsessivemom says:

    Wow this is something I’d certainly like to try. Sounds like fun.

  11. Amanda says:

    How cool!! Thank you for stopping by Wordless Wednesday this week, we love having you 😀

  12. Anita says:

    Birdly experience looks fun & interesting!
    Tweeting is too!

  13. beloome says:

    Sounds like jolly fun…just to feel like a bird for a bit can be so liberating!

  14. That looks so cool! I would love to try it out.

  15. Sounds like so much fun – thanks for sharing! 🙂
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  16. Rajlakshmi says:

    wow that seems so exciting 🙂 I would love the feel of that 😀

  17. allthatsjas says:

    NO WAY! My husband and I would love that since we’re into birding! I’m super jealous! Tweet, tweet! I’m so glad you linked it with us at Thursday Favorite Things!

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