Prince William: Back in the Royal Air Force with VR glasses


Prince William
Back in the Royal Air Force with VR glasses

You don't see it every day either: Prince William with VR glasses

You don’t see it every day either: Prince William with VR glasses

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Prince William was shown the latest developments in the Royal Air Force – including virtual reality glasses.

Prince William (40) landed in a helicopter at Waddington Air Base in Lincolnshire on Friday to find out about the latest developments in the Royal Air Force.

The prince, himself a trained helicopter pilot, was interested in the technological innovations of the armed forces. And tested it himself: the pictures show him wearing virtual reality glasses.

He also informed himself about the multi-million dollar “Project Marshall”, which involves equipping radar services for flight safety and about the maintenance and upgrading of Typhoon jets. Another item on the agenda is the opening of a new boxing club at the facility.

As a co-pilot in rescue operations

In 2008, the prince himself had four months of pilot training at the Royal Air Force completed. He then trained as a helicopter pilot at the Defense Helicopter Flying School. Among other things, he was involved as co-pilot of a rescue helicopter in the salvage of shipwrecked people.

He ended his military career shortly after the birth of his first son, Prince George (9). Last year he had in one Responders mental health video talked about how stressful his time as a rescue pilot was – especially on missions that involved children.

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