With your arms spread wide, an Oculus on your face, and headphones on your ears, you find yourself soaring over the city’s downtown, flapping your wings to gain altitude. It’s a calming, meditative experience. Immersive and exciting, Birdly is the kind of VR experience that turns skeptics into true believers.

A team at the Institute for Design Research at the Zurich University of the Arts have created a project called Birdly, a contraption that uses the Oculus Rift to simulate the experience of flying like a bird.