Fly Our Award-Winning Flight Simulator then visit the AVRO Museum only 5 minutes’ drive away!
This is the ultimate gift for anybody interested in aviation.
The Vulcan bomber is one of the UK,s most iconic aircraft alongside Concord the Spitfire and Lancaster so having the chance to take the controls of the only Vulcan simulator in the world today is a once in a lifetime opportunity, the ultimate gift experience for that hard to buy for aviation mad person in your life.
Fly Aviation History
The simulator, which is based in Stockport, Manchester is only a 5-minute drive from the fantastic AVRO museum that contains XM602 the real aircraft. But what makes this fact even more special is that this is the aircraft that the simulator was initially designed around, so not only do you get to visit the real aircraft but also take the controls, something very few people ever get to do.
How Realistic is it?
According to two highly experienced ex Vulcan pilots Al McDicken and XH558s last display pilot Bill Ramsey who both joined the design team to tweak the controls to ensure the flight characteristics and “feel” of the aircraft were correct. Very! With some clever audio visuals and motion cuing this is as close to flying the real bomber as it is possible to get, including feeling the mighty Vulcan “howl”.
What to Expect?
Upon arriving at our military themed simulator centre which contains several simulators including, Boeing 737, Vulcan and 2 spitfire simulators, enjoy free coffee or tea in this amazing environment whilst you wait for your instructor.
Its then off to the briefing room where you are provided with green military Nomex flying suit and your briefing begins. Your instructor will go over the basic controls and discuss exactly what sortie you would like to fly, choosing from more than 24,000 locations and can include, aerobatics, general handling, low level flying around the Mach loop or formation flying.
The moment of truth has arrived and its a short walk to the simulator, climb the steps to take the captains seat where you will be parked on the ground ready to taxi to the runway or with the engines turned off if you have taken our Gate to Gate add on and want to start the aircraft from scratch.
60,90 or 120 minutes later you will emerge with the biggest smile on your face ever and have a new respect for the amazing aircrew that operated these machines for real, sometimes sitting for upwards of 10 to 12 hours on long bombing missions.
As a fully proficient Vulcan pilot you can now visit the real aircraft and other exhibits in the nearby AVRO museum with a wry smile and a full understanding of what it feels like to pilot this British legend.
A full 60, 90 or 120 minutes in the air
Choose from various scenarios including, formation flying, low level flying and aerobatics!
Pre-flight briefing with commercial pilot instructor
Space for a friend in the cockpit jump seat at no extra cost
As many take offs and landings as you can fit in to the time
24,000 major airports to choose from including popular ones like the old Kai Tak and Innsbruck
No flying experience needed, but sessions tailored to experience level
You at the controls for the whole session
Choose night or day and any weather conditions you want
Special effects that make you feel like you are actually moving
Bring a friend, family member or even the whole family as we do not charge for spectators, so they can witness your supreme flying skills and perfect landings! All you have to do is turn up and we will take care of the rest, so book now, sit back, relax and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
Enhance your flight with a MUST have add-on, simply add to basket when you check out!
Check out our short film of the simulators in action.
CHECK OUT FAMOUS VULCAN PILOT BILL RAMSEY FLYING A FULL AIRSHOW ROUTINE IN OUR SIMULATOR!
You choose what you do?
We have carefully designed a number of challenging sorties for you to choose from, whether that’s low level navigation, formation flying, or simply free flying, we have something for you.
You at the controls not the instructor!
An important point we NEVER forget is that it’s you and not your instructor that will remain at the controls throughout the entire flight, your instructor will offer advise but the flying part is all down to you. Very rarely will your instructor touch the controls unless they are demonstrating a particular technique.
Are there any restrictions?
By trying to keep the inside of the cockpit as close to real life as possible we have used real aircraft dimensions so space is tight. We have built in a single jump seat so you can share the experience with 1 other person. Whilst there are no weight restrictions you should be able to fit into a normal airline style seat. Our age restriction for the Vulcan is 10 years old (The visibility is restricted and younger children even with a booster seat will have problems seeing out the window)
VULCAN TO THE SKY
Since going live we have developed a close relationship with the famous XH558 “Vulcan to the sky” team who all agree that this is as close as it comes to the real aircraft, and they should know! We highly recommend you visiting their website and museum for a look at the real aircraft. www.vulcantothesky.org
THIS IS TRULY A ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE – BOOK NOW WHILST WE STILL HAVE SPACE!
- Gate to Gate – Ever wondered how to start a jet? Or want to taxi to the runway? For just £25.00 extra you can add 15 minutes to your session and really get that airline experience Read More
- Film of your experience – £25.00 Re-live your flight experience with our 3 view, full length DVD of your flight. This keepsake comes in a presentation pack and records 3 views, rear facing cockpit, forward facing cockpit and front window, you will also hear all discussion throughout the session recorded via our headsets. Review your entire flight time and time again in this must have keepsake.
- Framed Photo – £10.00 Taken by your instructor, this “at the controls” photo comes in a branded picture frame
- First Class Option – All of the above for only £50.00 saving £10.00 pounds, this is simply the perfect way to remember your special day!