June 30, 2011 4.32 pm This story is over 151 months old

Waddington Airshow goes tech mad

Social media: Waddington Airshow will have some useful tech for smartphone and tablet owners visiting.

After a positive response to its mobile website in 2010, the 2011 Waddington Airshow will be ramping up its technology usage over the coming weekend.

On the show’s mobile website (make it a bookmark on a smartphone), you can check the latest in traffic and show news, as well as what is currently displaying.

Once there, you can refer to it as a map, find general show information and highlight tips, as well as get social and leave photos, comments, and use Twitter.

As well as last year’s technology, the geekier visitor can make use of augmented reality and Q.R Codes as they wonder around.

The augmented reality feature can be accessed by downloading Layar (free app) for your smartphone. When in the app, simply point at planes to learn more about them.

It can also be used to find out where the nearest desired facility is, and a detailed map of the base.

For those with a QR code reader app, such as RedLaser, there’s another way to find out information on stationary planes.

Just scan the QR code, like a barcode, and the phone will find the plane stats.

The annual Waddington international Airshow will be taking place at RAF Waddington on July 2-3.

— For more display times and information, visit the full website.