360-Degree Vid Tech

Always wanted to fly in a fighter jet? Well, Google’s new 360-degree video technology will let you do just that, virtually. Simply move your mouse cursor around while watching the video, and you’ll be able to pan around the cockpit. Everything from the stick and throttle movements to the amazing scenery is at your fingertips. The Northrop F-5A/B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E/F Tiger II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. Continue reading for the interactive video and more information.

“With this new ‘look anywhere’ 360 video capture and YouTube player technology, everyone’s video watching experience is just a little different. It really does give you the feeling that you are sitting right in the cockpit. This technology could also be used for debriefing pilots. They can go back and watch every switch flip and stick movement, reviewing the environment around them as if they jumped in a time machine,” reports Jalopnik.