Lyle Jansma is known to create amazing 360 degree photography of historical aircraft's cockpits. According to Jansma, "The Cockpit360° App gives me a canvas to show my hobby. It started out as a hobby that I'm able to make money at now." He has photographed a a Douglas A-20 Havoc which he shared his grandfather worked on during war. He plans to take USS Intrepid in New York City which his father used in his service. He isn't a pilot but his love for aviation and history and the way he presents them to the modern world surely left a mark in this industry.
The Cockpit360° is not your typical aircraft library application. This app displays 3D, 360 degree photographs of historical aircrafts where users can seamlessly drag and rotate on your iPads to fully examine an aircraft. For $5.99, users can enjoy a virtual experience of what it's like in the pilot's seat. Cockpit360° App features cockpits and flight decks of different classic aircraft including the most historic B-29 that dropped WWII atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan or the P-51 Mustangs and 747 jumbo jets.
Through the Cockpit360°, users can also visit the aircrafts in the Museum of Flight in Seattle and the National Museum of the United States Air Force right on your iPads. This virtual experience brings great news to these aircraft caretakers. Although, they strongly encourage museums visits to everyone and see the aircrafts in reality, Sarah Swan of the Air Force museum in Dayton said, "It would be a lot of wear and tear if we let people walk inside them."
Experience the Cockpit360° App by downloading it on iTunes.