Viral Videos: Sir Richard Branson – ‘360 on a 350’

Last Updated: August 1, 2020

Not only is he a multi-billionaire entrepreneur, but Sir Richard Branson has also mastered his 360 camera and presentation skills to provide a rare, immersive account of the flight-deck of a commercial airliner in transit. Sir Richard’s video has been viewed and shared tens of thousands of times to date, and is as educational as it is entertaining.

HAVE you wondered what is like to be in the cock-pit of an airliner flight in transit? Well, thanks to Sir Richard Branson’s way with a 360 camera and his presentation skills, groundhogs will now have a better idea than they ever have done before. If you simply click and drag on the video below, you will be able to enjoy an all-round view of the flight, while enjoying Sir Richard Branson’s commentary on the experience.

The Virgin Atlantic owner, Sir Richard Branson was on the flight-deck of an Airbus A350 with Airbus experimental test pilot Malcom Ridley and test pilot Isabelle De Montet-Guerin for the short journey from Gatwick to Farnborough, where he and Airbus and Virgin Atlantic teams enjoyed an inspiring day out at the Farnborough Air Show.

The entrepreneur brought his 360 camera—hence the video’s ‘360 on a 350’ title— so he could give his online followers to fully experience his viewpoint for the special journey, which was filmed ahead of Virgin unveiling an order—worth a reported $4.4bn—for 12 of the Airbus A350s, which Sir Richard Branson says will make his carrier one of the youngest, cleanest and greenest air fleets in the sky.

Sir Richard Branson is one of the world’s leading names in aviation. Although he is probably most well known in the public mind for starting the Virgin music empire, it seems to be his airlines that are at the core of his business concerns. In 1992, he famously sold the Virgin label to EMI for £500m in a bid to keep his airline company afloat, a decision that is said to have distressed him greatly, as it was the music business that had been the foundation stone for the entire Branson business empire.




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