The author of this 360 video, Guillaume Laffon of Paris, France, is a Pilote de ligne at Air France and studied to be an airline pilot at ESMA Aviation Academy.

The 360 video was shot to demonstrate the Fouga CM.170 Magister, a jet craft developed to perform both basic and intermediate training activities. It is a compact, tandem seat aircraft with performance akin to larger, more powerful aircraft.

360 degrees video (also referred to as spherical video) and VR/AR were created with the intention that viewers interact with and (immersively) experience the content through user controls as opposed to just sitting back to watch. These formats can offer an immersive view that empowers a viewer to choose where to look or venture toward. Both 360 and VR/AR are shot using cameras that record in all 360 degrees. Though 360 VR content can be viewed on desktops, tablets and even smart TVs, it is best viewed through any device with motion detection, more specifically smartphones, and by dragging on the surface area of the video.

But a great distinction between 360 degrees and AR/VR is whether or not you need a headset for viewing since VR/AR will require this to gain a full immersive sensation. For the present, all virtual reality videos are shot with camera technology that lets you see 360-degrees around you. But, because a headset viewing device is required for virtual reality and not required for 360, 360-degree video cannot always be categorized as VR. But it's important to keep in mind that the technology is in its infancy and evolving fast with new viewing environments on the drawing board.

Remember that this is a 360° immersive video. To gain the 360° perspective you can change the angle of view by pinching and rotating the screen of your device.

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