The 2020 year has certainly been a challenging year for many of us. A global pandemic has made many of us think innovatively about how to continue delivering services and resources with new safety and health regulations.
For Airborne IT, 2020 has also been a year of many first - first of its kind VR roadshow into the WA Wheatbelt schools, first year of being established, first ever successful tender with the Polly Farmer Foundation and more.
Our technicians, pilots and Directors, share their memorable Airborne IT moments for 2020 that have all been possible through the support of our team members, partners, participating schools and communities and everyone who believes in what we do.
Airborne IT gets off the ground
- 2020 was the year that Airborne IT was established, in partnership with one of WA’s longest serving and well known IT managed services consultancy and provider, Frontline Technology Services.
Our vision for Airborne IT continues to be about closing the gap in access to essential services, technology and innovation for our remote and regional communities.
By midway through the year, our pilots and technicians had clocked more than 20,000kms through the WA regions, providing business, education, and community support.
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Partnership with Atos to deliver first of its kind VR Innovation Roadshow
- For the last term of 2020, we partnered with Atos to deliver the first of its kind VR Roadshow Innovation for 13 schools across WA’s wheatbelt towns. The VR innovation aimed to provide access to STEM learning resources that we take for granted in regional schools.
Positive comments all around from teachers and students who took time out to learn about our marine life and swim with the dolphins, how to fix a car at an auto workshop and travelled to space to check out our solar system.
Polly Farmer Foundation and Virtual Reality
- Through the generosity of the Polly Farmer Foundation, Airborne IT will be equipping students at South Hedland Primary School with their very own Virtual Reality gear and also haptic vests. A haptic suit (also known as tactile suit, gaming suit or haptic vest) is a wearable device that provides haptic feedback to the body.
Through both the VR and haptic vest equipment, we are excited to be able to support more regional students to experience STEM learning more effectively and in a highly engaging manner.
From all of us here at Airborne IT and Frontline Technology Services (our consulting and managed IT services provider), we wish everyone of our partners, clients, participating schools and communities a Happy Holiday season.
We hope you and your loved ones have a safe and enjoyable end of year break. Thank you for all your support throughout 2020.
We look forward to working together again in the new year to continue the vision of closing the gap in technology, education and services access for our regional and remote communities.