Refund due to covid 19 I have read one negative review and I honestly do not agree, we had to cancel due to covid 19 and this company has been nothing but honest and professional as a small business myself I know what a negative review can do, I can honestly say virtual aerospace has been in touch daily and due to our circumstances refunded us with NO hesitation whatsoever, if we get an opportunity in future we will use them again and definitely recommend their professionalism especially the manager - 19/06/20
Booked this company as a gift for my father.
Got to say it was absolutely a boys dream to take part in this flight simulation, even just watching my dad made Me Feel Like a child In a Candy shop.
Absolutely worth every penny and more.
Will be returning for me to take a flight very soon. - 16/05/20
One emergency after another - loved it! Just another Sunday afternoon dealing with airborne emergencies including rapid cabin depressurisation, left engine catching fire and turning it off in flight, not enough fuel to reach the emergency runway, 50mph landing crosswinds with one working engine, aborted takeoffs... absolutely loved it. The magic of Mak the instructor was in full play. - 08/04/20
Amazing Flying and Landing Simulation Experience My sons and their partners celebrated our Xmas 19 'get together' in Brighton and we spent a wonderful 4 hours plus at Virtual Aerospace. We simulated taking off, flying and landing a 737 from/to a wide choice of airports, through a variety of weather conditions. The family had a splendid time and we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Richard and Mak, our pilots and guides for the day, who were informative & amazingly patient with us all. We had an incredible experience and would definitely recommend to friends/family. Thank you. - 27/03/20
Flight experience I had my flight experience today, it was far better than I expected, I really enjoyed myself and the experience of taking off, flying and landing a Boeing 737 was fantastic. Mak was a really good teacher, calm and explained all I needed to know. I will definitely be going back and taking my friend who I know will enjoy it too - 23/02/20
was a great experience thankyou mak so much for the experience today had such a good time and if I come again this year I'm requesting to have you again I wouldn't have been confident without you explaining things and being patient with me and I am comming back soon highly recommend this place - 16/02/20
To Mak thank-you and this was a great experience Loved the experience today a massive thankyou to Mak who made me feel comftorble and not as nervous thankyou for today means a lot and I hope when I book again this month to come back you will be my pilot again and just had the most best time I have ever spent with my life x - 16/02/20
Fabulous Flying Thank you Mak! My wife bought me a 90min gate to gate flight simulator experience for my birthday. Best place to be (indoors) doing this experience while storm Dennis was raging outside!! Mak made us feel instantly welcome and set about explaining the controls and basic skills how to fly. Mind boggling the amount of buttons, procedures and safety checks - once through that you start your first taxi, take off and landing - I selected Gatwick to Heathrow, Cape Town international and finally the old Hong Kong airport. Time flew by and even my wife sat in the 3rd seat in the cockpit for the entire duration. Great experience - thanks again Mak. - 15/02/20
2hrs and gate to gate experience Had my 2 hours session today and it was amazing. Mak was simply superb in explaining everything I nedded to know for my experience and also made it very funny.
Best bit was when I took off from San Francisco and flew under the golden gate bridge and back to the airport.
Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to take their 'DIY' flight simulations from home to the next level - 15/02/20
A truly superb afternoon, thank you so much to Paul and Mak Arrived a little early, met by Paul and Mak who straight away asked me my level of knowledge so they could conduct my session at the right skill level for me. I extensively use my desk top pc with FSX flight simulator so I was really looking forward to the next best thing up from my desk top.
Paul sat with me in the simulator and talked my through some scenarios. I opted to fly from Gatwick to Heathrow using the SID's and STAR's and going into a holding pattern. Paul talked me through everything I was required to know to get the best out of my session. With Paul's instruction I hand flew from take off to touch down which was fantastic .Lots and lots of concentration required but huge satisfaction when I'd landed.
Second flight was Oakland to San Francisco, same as the previous flight Paul did not engage the autopilot at all.
After second flight I still had a bit of my 90 minutes left so Paul suggested an approach into Hong Kong's Kai Tak at night. Absolutely amazing, Paul pointed out points before we could see the checkerboard to get me in the right position to make the approach, amazing to see the checkboard and lights at night, I managed a pretty good landing at my first attempt but messed up the second attempt which would have been an overshoot but alas I ran out of time.
I cannot thank Paul and Mak enough for the time I spent with them. I will be returning to see them as soon as I can and hopefully for a little longer. - 12/02/20
Fantastic experience, anyone interesting in flying should definitely do it What a most fantastic afternoon, thanks to Rafa and Gary for making the whole experience worth while.
Definitely recommend paying the extra for the pre flight checks, taxi and take off, you learn so much, it was a most fantastic experience and one I would definitely do again.
We managed EMA, BHX and two landings at Gibraltar in the time.
Nothing was too much trouble and the training was first class.
Thanks guys, hopefully see you again soon - 03/02/20
Strasbourg to Innsbruck (Gate to Gate) Very comprehensive flight experience on 737-800 with a full brief on systems/procedures too. Thoroughly enjoyable all round. What a difference to the PA28, although the principles are broadly similar!
My instructor was MAK. Very easy going, and his approach, input and insight added to the day itself. Thanks MAK - 28/01/20
Absolutely amazing experience This was absolutely amazing. As ex-RAF the Vulcan is iconic to me. My instructor/pilot was lovely, so informative and interested in us and not just getting on with it. My wife stood at the back watching the whole time and took pictures. I had the First Class package, which includes a video and picture. Amazing to try and feel how it feels to fly her. Would definitely recommend this. - 25/01/20
B737 simulation Bought this by our 2 sons for my 65th birthday as I love flight sim on kyy pc..
Mak was my co-pilot and explained everything before the flight. He really is a superb instructor.
I chose to fly Gatwick to Jersey as a flight I have made several times before on my pc and so knew the route etc. I wasnt prepared for how I would feel ..... BLOWN AWAY. A tremendous experiance, lost my left engine, then electrics failure after the most appalling weather conditions, from a lovely sunny day to thunderstorms (talk about unlucky) finally landing on the engine, and landing visually (as apposed to ILS).
Mak, thank you a thousand times you were a great co-pilot and I look forward to flyong with you again
HIGHLY RECCOMENDED. ... Howard Walker - 16/01/20
Great flying experience with Mak Terrific experience, absorbing and interesting but above all fun. Mak guided me through the whole process, giving me just the right amount of information to get me in the "air" and made it all so enjoyable. My wife and daughter came along as "passengers" and both felt very involved in the experience and enjoyed it as well. I had a go at landing at Innsbruck in the snow and taking off from the new Hong Kong airport and landing at Kai Tak. Both flights were quite challenging and very realistic. I would thoroughly recommend this experience session to anyone who has an interest in flying or, like me, just wanted to give it go to see what it was like. Brilliant! - 14/01/20
Mak was amazing My son had a simulated flight with Mak. Mak took such time to explain things and also gave advise with regards to my sons dream of becoming a pilot in the future.There was no rush and he thoroughly enjoyed the experience and has already asked if it can be his birthday present this year! - 13/01/20
Pick Any Airport to Land In! I bought my husband this experience for his Christmas present. He booked to go along and I went to watch! Mak was a fab teacher and made the experience so exciting. You were allowed to pick where you would like to land. The experience was thrilling and soooo realistic. Would recommend for anyone to go along and experience flying in this simulator. I loved being a passenger and watching what was going on. Made me realise just how talented our pilots are! The adrenaline rush was fab. - 13/01/20
120 minute + 1st class in a Boeing 737 800 NG I had done a few small flight simulators before, but wanted to treat myself to something more realistic and to take something from my bucket list.
Booking etc was easy. Went to the website and selected the package. I went for 2 hours + 1st class package, which gave me some mememorable extra bits - everything will be filmed and I will get the DVD, photo, and starting the plane from a cold start ! After payment I received a voucher in the post in just a few days, and then phoned to book my appointment.
On arrival I was greeted by Mak, a very friendly chap. He asked if I had any previous experience, which made me more confident that this was going to be good. We agreed which airports we were going to take off / land at. This was fun as we were talking about doing the difficult ones, so I can get bragging rights with my friends ! The focus was clearly me enjoying my experience.
For reference - the difficult ones we picked were Kathmandu, Paro and Kiatak.
I have a mobility issue (double below knee amputee), he was very helpful with looking after me. Entry into the simulator was just 1 step, then the cockpit was as easy as getting into a car. I realised early on that I couldn't use the pedals, so Mak took those over so I could enjoy everything else.
The simulator is very realistic. It's not full motion (ie it doesn't physically move), but when you look out the windscreen you actually feel you are moving. Lots of knobs and switches to use, really makes you appreciate what the real pilots do.
Mak took me through all the switches. There is so much to the cockpit, but I could see Mak would not overload me with too much information.
A gentle start to get used to the controls, and then onto some takeoffs and landings.
It was a little tricky at times, but not so overwhelming that it would spoil your experience. I think Mak would make sure even if you were about to crash that you would still be enjoying yourself !
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to treat themself to a memorable experience, and to say that you have (almost) flown a 737 !
10/10 - 03/01/20
Vulcan Simulation Had a great time on the Vulcan simulator. Great set up and it’s amazing how much you feel like you are flying despite not moving. Andy (instructor) was a real enthusiast and gave it that feeling of being something special. Definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the Vulcan. Old school flying! - 02/01/20
Flight simulator experience This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time and its as near as I think you could get to the real thing. At times you have to remind yourself you are still on the ground and in a 737 simultor. I can't praise the instructor (Mak) enough, he is very patient, calm and explains things very well without stressing you out. Thanks Mak had a brilliant time keep up the good work and we'll see you again hopefully soon! - 02/01/20
A wow birthday present What a fantastic, incredible, realistic experience flying a 737 from London to Amsterdam !! Under the expert guidance of Mak who has a rare talent of combining instruction and encouragement, the very best is achieved. I am over 80 and I have discovered you are never too old to enjoy this experience. - 21/12/19
pilot and co pilot (Mak) My wife Carol gave me this as a birtrhday present and what a great present it was, I have nagged her endlessly to do this and i was not disapointed.
Mak greeted us at the reception and from then on in we knew we were in great hands, his people skills were second to none. my wife accompanied us into the cockpit, which was very brave of her considering she goes on about my bad driving.
Mak was a great teacher in every aspect of flying procedures, my landings were a bit suspect sometimes, but with Mak beside me i managed to crack it. Great day alround
Looking forward to doing it again, Tally Ho Chaps. - 18/12/19
Excellent Flight Experience I booked the 'can anyone fly a plane' experience for a friends birthday. After a friendly introduction by our instructor Mak, we were taken into the aircraft simulator. It felt very realistic getting on board with cabin seats to the right and cockpit to the left. Weird turning left instead of right as usual. We got in our positions and it was time to fly. Our instructor Mak was superb and gave clear instruction. We managed to land safely after a second circuit around a virtual Heathrow Airport. This experience is highly recommended and we will return for a second flight soon. Thanks to Mak and the friendly booking team. - 17/12/19
Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Experience Had a fab day flying in the simulator, harder than I thought but good fun and would definitely do it again. My instructor Mak was amazing, went through things step by step, gave you various options for airports, flying conditions and he has a wealth of knowledge. Definitely will do it again😀 - 16/12/19
Really enjoyable My friend and I have just visited for a simulator experience and really enjoyed it. Our instructor, Mak, was informative, friendly and helpful, and made my friend - the pilot - feel at ease by assisting where needed.
I’d highly recommend this company for a great simulator experience. - 16/12/19