Wanna fly fighter? Download IAF’s Air Combat Game or visit Bal Bhavan
Ever wondered what’s life going to be like at Indian Air Force (IAF)? In order to give students a glimpse of their life and with an aim to motivate students to join the force, IAF has introduced its Facilitation-cum-Publicity Pavilion (FCP) in the premises of National Bal Bhavan in Delhi. The FCP was inaugurated on July 31 by HRD minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in the presence of Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa.
The FCP is an endeavour to connect to more than 7.5 lakh children who visit the Bal Bhavan annually. As per the IAF, “it is a unique technologically advanced set up which has been conceptualised on the premise of “look and feel” norm for tender aged children of Class IV – X to connect to the air force.” It broadly comprises a flying simulator, a self-interactive career information kiosk wherein the child can navigate amongst branch wise career prospects, a selfie point, mannequins with flying and special clothing, LED display running video of various IAF operations/ exercises, miniature models of IAF aircraft, digital flexes etc.
IAF also launched the upgraded 3D Air Combat Mobile Game – Indian Air Force: A Cut Above. The mobile application highlights various missions and air combat scenarios undertaken by the air force in an appealing manner, so as to help immerse the player in a game with a “having been there” sensation. That is, it will allow an aspirant to experience vanfirsthand the roles of an IAF air warrior, as well as means to apply and appear for recruitment from the comfort of his/her mobile phone. The gaming application will have various features, including offline single player missions, an online multiplayer and a career navigator information section as well as augmented reality features.
This is the first phase of the game (single player campaign). The second phase (multi-player campaign) would be launched during Air Force Day celebrations in October 2019. The game is available on both Android and IOS and can be downloaded from the respective play stores.