Virtual Tour Help
Thank you for visiting this Virtual Tour of the National Naval Aviation Museum, located on board NAS Pensacola, Florida. The tour is fully functional on desktop browsers with Flash enabled (install Flash) and the iPad. Panoramas can also be browsed on the iPhone and Android smartphones with Adobe Flash, though some features will not be available.
As you browse a panorama, be sure to take in the full 360 x 180 degree field of view; there are often interesting sights and exhibits above and behind, and sometimes below you! You can look around a number of ways:
- For desktop users, click and drag the image to change your point of view, and use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out.
- iPad users can look around by simply touching and dragging a single finger across the screen, and can zoom in or out by pinching or spreading two fingers on the screen.
- A series of buttons along the bottom of the screen provide alternative means of zooming in and out and panning the view.
Nearly all panoramas feature "hotspots" users can interact with to find information on the exhibits and aircraft in view. More will become available over time, and as development continues the tour will be connected directly to the Museum's collections database, offering visitors a deeper look at our items, including those not on display.
- Desktop users can find hotspots by hovering the mouse cursor over aircraft and exhibits. If an item is active, its title will appear along with a hand cursor (as in the image to the right), indicating that it can be clicked for information.
- iPad users will find information icons placed over or near interactive areas, which can be pressed to activate.
- Many panoramas also have general information on the location in view, which can be viewed by selecting the 'i' button at the bottom of the screen.
- Navigation arrows can be used to move from one location to the next. A single click or touch will move you to the selected panorama.
- Maps are available of the three main divisions of the Museum: the Main Deck, Second Deck, and Hangar Bay One. Maps can be selected from a menu opened by clicking the 'Maps' button at the lower right corner of the screen.
- Once open, dots on the map indicating panorama locations can be clicked to navigate anywhere in the Museum. On desktop, hovering your cursor over a dot will display the name of the location, while on iPad selecting a dot will bring up a preview of the area, along with a 'Go' button.
- iPad users can rotate the tablet to portrait mode to enlarge maps to a more usable size.
- Maps can be closed by clicking the 'X' button at the top left corner of the map.
The 'Options' button in the lower left corner of the screen opens a menu with a number of other features:
- 'Toggle Widescreen' can be use to change from a cinematic aspect to a full screen image.
- 'Toggle Interface' can be used to remove nearly all hotspots, maps and other user interface elements from the screen, presenting a clean panorama.
- 'Help' brings up this reference page for information on how to use the tour.
- 'Index' brings up a listing of all panoramas featured.
- 'Contact Us' allows you to send us your feedback via e-mail.
- 'About' displays a listing of the development team.
- 'Restart' quickly returns you to the opening panorama outside the Museum.
Finally, share your experience! Three icons at the top left side of the screen enable you to easily share a link to the panorama you are viewing through Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus. Pass the tour to a friend!