Dangerous Skies is the latest jewel in the crown of Omaka’s Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim, New Zealand. The Centre is already world renowned for its magnificent WWI ‘Knights of th Sky’ exhibition. This new hangar and the exhibition titled ‘Dangerous Skies’ expands the experience into the WWII era. The displays follow a similar pattern with the larger than life dioramas capturing specific moments of history. A number of the aircraft can be extricated to participate in aerial action when required -whether this be the biennial International Airshow that is Classic Fighters, or the more sedate Flying Days held during the summer months.
The Stalingrad Experience immerses the public in WW2 Stalingrad by utilisiing CGI, laser projectors, surround sound and practical lighting effects. Viewers will find themselves looking out at a heavily damaged Stalingrad cityscape from within a ruined factory building. The idea behind this Dangerous Skies exhibit is to give the audience a unique experience of what it would have felt like to be on the ground in Stalingrad as it's bombed from above by the Luftwaffe. This immersive experience is then followed by an educational piece highlighting the fallen of WW2, with particular attention to the Eastern Front. The piece is an exert from Neil Halloran's award-winning data-driven documentary about war & peace.
All proceeds go towards the future development and expansion of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. For more information, phone (03) 579 1305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org