Flight Simulators Now Open

The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum Offers New Interactive Ride Simulators


(May 11, 2016) ASHLAND, NE –Today the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum announced the installation of two new state of the art full motion, high-definition simulators.

According to MaxFlight Corporation, who built the simulators, they offer the only 360 degree pitch and roll simulator in the world. The simulator’s technology includes programs for flight, space, or roller coaster experiences. The rides are ultra-realistic and combine HD-3D projection and a five speaker surround sound system creating an exciting indoor thrill ride!

Guests can decide what level of experience they want from a mild roller coaster ride to a wild ride, coast in space while wearing 3D goggles, learn to fly an aircraft over scenic terrain, or fly while engaging in air airstrike combat. There are a total of 27 rides to select from in either a 2D or 3D experience.

“The combat stunt flying and carrier landings seem like the real thing,” said Phil Onwiler, education director at SAC Aerospace Museum. The amazing animation and true to live depth and clarity in the programs allow riders to learn about flight controls and experience combat. “The simulators will be used in educational offerings in camps and scout programs for youth to learn about the technology of flight.”

The simulators are open to the public daily. The simulator ride starts at $10.00 per person per ride with discount offerings for members and for a multi-ride pack purchase. Guests must pay general admission to enter the museum. General admission is $12 adult; $11.00 senior or military; $6 youth over 4.

“We are very excited to offer guests the opportunity to experience these thrilling new rides,” said Dr. Michael McGinnis, executive director at SAC Aerospace Museum. “This new technology is part of our goal and strategic plan to bring educational offerings that pertain to flight and exciting events to the public.”

The simulators will officially open on May 21, 2016 as part of the museum’s dedication celebration. May 21 is Armed Forces Day and the museum will officially dedicate its new name, Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, on this date with a program and breakfast that start at 10am. The program begins at 10am with breakfast and will last until 12pm. The topic is a focus on SAC with guest speakers and a commemoration to the 70th anniversary of SAC. Public tours of the museum, the EC-135 “Looking Glass” restoration progress, and family activities will be offered until 2pm. The public is invited to attend this celebration. For those interested in attending the breakfast they must RSVP online. The breakfast is included in the general admission for the day. Military guests will receive $2.00 off admission.