You can enjoy the full Fighter Pilot experience without having to leave the ground with this amazing flight simulator. You’ll be kitted out in a proper flight suit – including anti-G pants, helmet and mask – before taking your position in the cockpit of a real jet fighter plane, complete with ejection seats! During your experience you’ll learn all about what it takes to fly a fighter jet, and under the guidance of an expert instructor you’ll be able to take-off, fly and land at a virtual airport of your choice.
Upon arrival you will be met by your instructor, who will welcome you with complimentary drinks before giving you a pre-flight briefing. You will then be kitted out in a full flight suit, including anti-G pants, helmet and gas mask. Your instructor will then take you to the simulator – the cockpit of a real jet fighter - and he will be on hand to help you to climb into the cockpit and strap you into the ejector seat. Your helmet and oxygen mask which also doubles up as your intercom to keep you in touch with the instructor, who will be in the rear cockpit to give assistance when necessary during your time at the controls of the jet fighter.
During your experience you will be able to start up, taxi the plane to the runway, take-off, fly and land at your choice of virtual airports. The simulator uses photo real scenery which will enable you to follow roads and coastlines, towns and cities and use the navigational equipment in the cockpit to find your way – and as your simulation will be in real time, you’ll even experience real weather conditions.
This experience is available at Cheshire:
Cheshire (North) - Stalybridge
Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person. Minimum age is 13 years. Minimum height is 5ft. You will spend 30 minutes in the cockpit and should allow approximately 45 minutes for the entire experience. Please note that the simulator operates in real time. Your voucher may be used on any day of the week; all dates are subject to availability.
My wife bought me this experience as a Father's Day present. I fly for a living anyway so she thought she would treat me to an hour of 'fun' flying. And that's what it was, much better than I expected. Would definitely recommend this experience to all, whether you have previous flying experience or not. The couple who run the centre are very hospitable & obviously love what they do.
22 July 2013