MANY VISITORS THINK THAT FLYWAYS VIRTUAL LASER ARCADE IS ONE OF THE BEST REASONS TO COME TO THE MUSEUM.
We’re not gonna lie…it’s realistic; it’s challenging and it’s a heck of a lot of fun! But it’s also an integral part of the museum’s mission: to provide visitors with an opportunity to better understand the skills required to be a successful sportsman or sportswoman.
FLYWAYS OFFERS four state-of-the-art virtual laser arcade games designed with input from hunter safety professionals from around the world. Laser technology is incorporated in an 870 Remmington replica shot gun to simulate the shots taken and record the shots’ accuracy; a surround sound system enhances the reality by echoing the shots and the flights of the birds.
Visitors of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to test their abilities in any one, or all of the games. If you’re new to the experience, there’s no need to worry: settings can be modified depending upon skill levels. For example, the birds can be made to fly slower and the shot pattern can be made wider for beginners; and for those with more experience, a more challenging game can be arranged.
Never held a gun before? Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here. We’ll help you hold the gun properly and give you tips to help you aim and shot. We also have a tripod that younger shooters can use to hold the shotgun.
This is truly a great way to learn a new skill and possibly start on the road to a new past time with your friends. It’s completely safe; there’s no recoil and there’s no ammunition. Just try your hand at something new and experience the thrill of hitting the target. In addition to the fun, you get the added satisfaction in knowing that you’re improving your:
Proficiency in shooting
There is a solitude, or perhaps a solemnity, in the few hours that precede the dawn of day which is unlike that of any others in the twenty-four, and which I cannot explain or account for. Thoughts come to me at this time that I never have at any other.
George Bird Grinnell (September 20, 1849 – April 11, 1938)