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90 Minute Flight Simulator Experience 10418977

4.5 out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
£169
Location: Sywell - Northamptonshire
For 1 person
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Overview

Who hasn’t fantasized about being a pilot? It’s one of the most desirable jobs in the world and you could experience just how it feels to be the captain of a Boeing 737 – the world’s most successful commercial jet airliner – by taking up this amazing flight simulator experience. The experience begins as soon as you arrive at the airport themed reception where you’ll be met by a member of the operations staff. You’ll meet your instructor and plan out your session – departure point, destination, weather conditions, route, time etc. Then it’ll be time to put your pilot’s cap on and take the controls in the simulator. Power up the engines, check the flaps, open up the throttle and away you go. You’ll be flying for a whole 90 minutes, and there’s even a jump seat so you can share your experience with a friend or relative. This is a 1:1 simulator with real time visuals and genuine sound effects, it’s as close to the real thing as you can get. So, fasten your seat belt and prepare for take off, it’s going to be a wonderful flight.

What's included?
  • Introduction and welcome refreshments
  • Flight planning session
  • 90 minutes in a flight simulator with a fully qualified experienced airline pilot to guide you
What do I need to know?
  • Min. age is 12 years
  • There is restricted disabled access
  • You must be able to fit into a normal airline seat to participate
  • All dates are subject to availability
  • One spectator is welcome to attend with you free of charge
  • Hot and cold soft drinks are included

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Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
5 out of 6 (83%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Nearly as good as it gets, but not quite
14 July 2014
Staff were great, flight sim cockpit was very realistic but let down by the graphics which were not as good as I was expecting. The two centre windows (screens) were visibly darker than the outer windows. There was a very slight overlap of the screens also and the bottom edges of the outer screens did not fully fit the windows so you could see the gap. I was expecting the display to be crisp HD but there were a lot of jagged edges on the runways and the picture appeared a little blurry for my liking. Some anti-aliasing software needed to cure this. Overall a good experience but not as good as I had hoped for.
Chris
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Fantastic experience enjoyed by all
22 November 2013
We purchased this as a gift for our Dad's 60th as it was something he had always wanted to do. We were not sure what to expect but the whole family went along, baby in tow. Our instructor Lee was excellent and welcomed us all in to the "plane" to share our experience with Dad. Being a frequent traveller on the Luton - Malaga route, Lee set the system up to enable my Dad to "fly" this route. I am scared of flying and Lee also took the time to answer some of my questions and allowed me to take control in his seat to get a feel of what it is like. The experience far outweighed our expectations and who knows, it may have unexpectedly helped me with my fear of flying, if not, I would definitly return to do the whole experience myself. Thanks guys, keep up the hard work!
CL1981
Age: 25-34
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
A fantastic experience.
17 May 2013
What a fantastic experience flying the Boeing 737NG. Three successful take offs & landing of my local airport..I was really pleased with myself! My wife,who is from Thailand,was sat in the jump seat & she couldn't believe I was "flying." And she thoroughly enjoyed it as much as me.90 minutes past all too quickly,I could've stayed in it all day. If only I'd have paid more attention at school 45 years ago......!!
Alefly
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Other occasion
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Good but not good enough
22 April 2013
I had a brilliant time and really enjoyed my trip. The 'instructor' was chatty and knowledgable. However, it doesn't move and not as realistic as the they would have you believe. Needs to be half the price to be good value.
Response from Buyagift
By Tamsin, Customer Services, 29 Feb 2016
Hi, I'm sorry to hear that you found this experience to be unrealistic, and I can understand why you'd feel disappointed. I've emailed you directly as I'd like to help you resolve this. Still, I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience overall and were happy with the instructor you met.
Woz
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Great flight
03 March 2013
I did not know what to expect. When the little door opened and there I was in the cockpit. The instructor was fantastic, hope all goes well with his future flying career. If you know anyone interested in flying then this is the gift for them. Fantastic.
Daz1971
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Super experience - highly recommended
24 August 2012
Had a brilliant Day at Virtual Aerospace in Sywell. Did a sunset flight to Insbrook (Is that how you spell it?) in their Boeing 737 simulator and with the help of my instructor managed to do reasonable 2 take off and landings! The kids really enjoyed it too, and they just watched. You can take pictures, and the staff are great and offer your complimentary drinks. Definitely will do it again. Thanks to everyone who made me so welcome, and to my patient instructor, Erwin.
Annie_Mac45
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
90 Minute Flight Simulator Experience
£169