That is very cool : )
A colleague who is taking flight lessons, uses something similar at home for training - he has strapped on one of the Leap controllers onto his VR unit (might be Oculus, I can't recall) and so he can control his plane by actually reaching out and hitting virtual buttons.
He says the Leap controller and software does not get all the actions correct right all of the time, but it generally works, and certainly his practice at home has helped him in reality. I can imagine it saves a lot of money compared to real lessons.
There is a getting started guide here for Linux: Virtual Reality, Leap Motion, and Controlling Things! - Getting Started Guide
I'm planning to use it to control some technical feature at a trade show in a few months time, instead of the usual keyboard/mouse.
People like playing with things, so this should grab their attention.
working on something new pic.twitter.com/IyQgRLNBdb— Keiichi Matsuda (@keiichiban) February 27, 2018
more beautiful hand tracking pic.twitter.com/dZkZOFnCJ9— Keiichi Matsuda (@keiichiban) February 28, 2018
cube! pic.twitter.com/ydZaPYxSxT— Keiichi Matsuda (@keiichiban) March 8, 2018
Introducing Virtual Wearables pic.twitter.com/LPvknKBlnO— Keiichi Matsuda (@keiichiban) March 22, 2018
I'll take two.