No. They are fixed base simulators, meaning that there is no motion; so no seat belts or sick bags are required. The dynamic and realistic 220 degree visuals give such an immersive experience that you can feel the sensation of motion however. We regularly have customers tell us that they are moving when we know they are not.
This is personal choice but to help you decide, here is what we think. The Airbus is a technological marvel having many pilot aids. Main flight control is by means of a joystick (actually called Sidestick) which is extremely easy to use. The Airbus also has automatic trim for even more precise control. The Boeing is much more old school. Control is by means of a traditional Yoke and requires much more effort to fly the aircraft. There are fewer pilot aids than the Airbus requiring much more mental workload for the pilot. To put in bluntly, think of the Boeing as an old Landrover and the Airbus as a Tesla. So if you want a hands on experience go for the Boeing. If you love technology, go for the Airbus.
Yes, additional guests can view the simulator from a seated area just outside the cockpit. There is small extra charge if this. You may bring up to 3 additional guests with you, but please don't bring your children.
Our simulators are are complex machines used for training by real world airline pilots, as such they are not suitable for persons with low attention span or learning difficulties, however we do offer a 15 minute experience should you still want to book. Please contact us by email.
Our simulators are used regularly by real world airline pilots for training. Many come to us before going for a job assessment or license renewal. Every button and switch works and the navigation database is the same as in the real aircraft, so if you can fly our simulators, you will be able to fly the real thing.
Not at all. We are equipped to handle all levels of experience from beginners to current pilots! We have instructors to assist you, whether its your first time or you just need a sandbag pilot.
Of course! We can cater for many different scenarios if you are looking for extra sim time or even the whole day. We are able to offer bespoke packages for corporate days, or if you want to bring the whole family down (over 16's) and spend half or a whole day in the simulator. Just call or email us and we'll be able to help.
We are currently working on ramp access to the simulator building and into the simulator so that everyone can enjoy the experience, however we do have wide access pilot seats so that those with restricted movement can use the simulator.
Anything you like. You can do a Gate to Gate full flight or just try landing the aircraft at a specific airport of your choice. We have over 29000 airports in the database including Hong Kong's famous Kai Tak. You can also choose your own weather or we can inject "live" weather into the sim. Your experience is limited only by your imagination.
Absolutely, we encourage it. Get some video whilst you're at it and post on your social media
There is no upper age limit, however the minimum limit is 16. There is also a weight limit of 120kg for all our simulators.
We are located at Barton Aerodrome or City Airport as it is now called. Postcode is M30 7SA. We are on the right as you enter the airport and there is free parking on site.