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60 Minute Motion Flight Simulator Experience 10438288

3.5 out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
Location: Leamington Spa - West Midlands
For 1 person
Valid for 12 months
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It’s time to land in Hong Kong’s crowded airport with a whole planeload of clamouring passengers, excited to finally reach their destination... are you up for the challenge? Ok, there are no passengers... but you can still experience this scenario and many, many more with this fabulous professional simulator experience for one! You’ll get a briefing on aerodynamics, controls and the cockpit before your flight, and get to choose where, when and in what weather before you fly, with a real ex captain as your co-pilot – and there’s even a choice of planes! Choose the Aer Lingus simulator, used to train Boeing 747 pilots, or the Sabena Airlines motion simulator, used to train Boeing 737 crew, and you’ll get movement and vibration! And if you’re looking to stay loyal to British Airways, their Airbus A320 simulator’s available and is actually a real cockpit, back engineered into a simulator – and one of the instructors available actually flew it when it was a real plane! You’ll pick up the basic skills needed to fly a plane and have a brilliant time while doing so – the ideal gift for aspiring pilots or aeronauts.

What's included?
  • A 30-minute brief
  • A 30-minute flight simulation in either the Aer Lingus, or the Sabena Airlines or British Airways motion simulators
What do I need to know?
  • All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences
  • This experience is available Monday-Friday between 09:15-17:00
  • All dates are subject to availability
  • You do not need to have previous piloting experience to enjoy this experience, although it is suitable for all levels
  • Both the 737 and A320 have motion, whilst the 747 is static but has a wraparound graphic display screen


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Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
Disappointing flight simulator experience
29 December 2017
When arrived I was welcomed to my experience which was a 40th wedding anniversary present from my wife, and asked straight away if I wanted to extend my hour experience by another 30 minutes which I was told lots of people want to do, if so it would cost me another £75. I was then given some basic information about my flight controls on the aircraft I had chosen, and was asked to watch a TV video about lots of technical information regards the aircraft and its controls and flight movements. That lasted some 35minutes sittings in front of a TV, then waited for someone to come and collect me after about another 5 minutes pilot Dave came and took to the simulator. I was asked to sit in the pilots chair and was told we are taking off shortly from Salzburg airport, apparently I had no choose as to which airport to fly from so with the help of Dave the experience began. After a few moments of using the controls, pilot Dave started to explain about the auto pilot and he set up the controls so the auto pilot could take over the aircraft shortly after this that was the case, so for the next period of time I was just sitting in the seat talking to Dave about different experiences. 20 minutes into my experience of sittings in the pilots seat, I was allowed to land the plane do not know where I landed the plane I was not told, so that was then the end of my experience. Dave took me back to reception and confirmed with me I did not want the extra 30 minutes at a cost of £75, and gave me a certificate for my experience. I was so disappointed by the whole experience, I felt uneasy at the start when the impression was given to me about spending £75 to extend my experience, and then felt was left alone to watch a TV video about things I really did not have to bother with, and then to have no choice as to which airport to depart and land at, and to have most of the experience on auto pilot, I was so disappointed with my experience.
Response from Buyagift
By Roxanne, Customer Services, 30 Jan 2018
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. I have passed your comments to our events team to discuss with the experience provider to ensure they are aware of your comments and improvements can be made where necessary. We expect our suppliers to maintain a high standard of service throughout the whole experience journey – from checking availability to waving goodbye following completion of your experience. Any comments we receive are automatically logged on our system against the experience supplier. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback.
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Anniversay
12 November 2015
I was amazed at how realistic the" Scenery and backgrounds" were,and thoroughly enjoyed it .An hour passed as if it was 5 minutes.Would love to go again.
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Other occasion
60 Minute Motion Flight Simulator Experience