The Federal Army showed the Alouette III cockpit at the trade fair in Wieselburg

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At the Outdoor Adventure Days on April 6th and 7th, 2024 at the Wieselburg exhibition center, the latest trends and products in the areas of outdoor, camping and sports were presented. At the opening, Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner presented the most important program items of the trade fair and answered questions about the armed forces. In addition to numerous lectures and workshops, the Federal Army will be on site again this year. A special highlight is a cockpit of an Alouette III, which is equipped with the most modern virtual reality technology.

Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner: “I am very pleased that the Federal Army is part of the trade fair in Wieselburg for the second time and that we have the opportunity to present the numerous facets of the Federal Army. The various program items offer visitors the chance to get to know the armed forces better and to actively experience them. I wish all visitors a lot of fun and an exciting weekend.”

The Federal Army Adventure World offered numerous hands-on stations where courage and skill can be put to the test. For the first time, visitors can try their hand at being a pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of a retired Alouette III helicopter. In the second row of seats of the helicopter, three additional guests can experience spectacular flight scenes from real missions of the Alouette III up close using VR glasses. With the help of VR glasses you can get to know different types of weapons virtually. In addition to numerous other stations such as a bag jump or an escape room, the sporting activities of the armed forces can be tried out together with army athletes. Visitors can get the most important tips for their next outdoor adventure and on the topic of survival from the Jadgkommando.

Opening of the outdoor trade fair in Wieselburg (Photo: HBF/Carina Karlovits).
Opening of the outdoor trade fair in Wieselburg (Photo: HBF/Carina Karlovits).