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Tourist Attraction uses a Pilot Air Compressor to simulate the Bombing of Darwin
October 10, 2017
Want to know what it was like to have lived through the bombing of Darwin Harbour in World War II? Thanks to the innovative use of a Pilot Air Compressor, the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFSD) Darwin Tourist Facility allows guest to experience the harrowing day that Japanese aircraft unleashed their fury on Darwin.
The RFDS tourist facility was opened in 2016 and features two iconic Territory stories in one location. One of the two major attractions features the Bombing of Darwin on 19th February 1942. The bombing of the harbour by Japanese aircraft brought destruction to the city of Darwin and the exhibit uses the latest in virtual reality technology to simulate the experiences and stories of that fateful day.
Pilot Air’s Compressed Air System is used in conjunction with a state of the art audio-visual system. A large screen creates a window looking out over the harbour and projected imagery on stage is used to simulate the Japanese air raid where a large bomb is dropped. As the bomb hits the water on the projected image the Compressed Air System delivers a shockwave and ground movement resembling what it may have been like during the ordeal.
To ensure guests have the best possible experience whilst visiting the facility, it is paramount that the compressed air system works reliably. Any malfunction in the air compressor would severely hinder the effects of the exhibit and lead to guest dissatisfaction. The team at Delta Electrics in Darwin, one of Pilot Air’s national network of experienced service providers, regularly services the Pilot Air K25 Reciprocating Air Compressor at the RFDS facility ensuring its reliability.
Pilot Air is proud of the fact that one of its Air Compressors is being used for such a unique manner to help visitors learn about and experience an important historical event in Darwin and Australia’s history.