Another Amazing Virtual Aerospace 737 Experience Yesterday I had another amazing "flight" with Virtual Aerospace. This time was with Richard at Shoreham and in October I "flew" with Lee at Sywell. Both experiences were equally brilliant. These are fully working simulators where every switch (even on the overhead panel) is functional, the nav computers work and the instruments on both the Captain and First Officer positions are operational. They are both static simulators but don't let that fool you. From the moment you start the takeoff roll you are totally immersed and forget you are grounded. So much so that its a really strange experience when you step out of the simulator into an office environment! The graphics are superb down to the PAPI lights telling you whether you are too high or too low for the landing glideslope. I highly recommend it and am about to book another session. - 15/12/20
Fantastic experience Had a wicked day. My 11 year old son did a 2 hour simulator experience with V.I.P pass. He is plane mad and determined to be a pilot. How Mak the instructor coped with his over enthusiasm amazed me. Everything was done to make sure it was a positive experience. My son came away with loads of new knowledge. We will certainly be back multiple times. - 14/12/20
Great Fun The knowledge & patience of my instructor were exceptional. Although a fixed base sim' it was - particularly when maneuvering - quite 'immersive'. Only tip ? Speak to the company beforehand because it is not always easy to find in the dark. Highly recommended for the novice & semi-experienced alike. - 13/12/20
Amazing! Hi, we went today for my husbands flying experience at Sywell with First Officer Paul and we all had a fabulous time, thank you so so much, strongly recommended to everyone that will enjoy to have a different experience, Paul was very knowledgeable and super kind and welcoming, the whole experience was amazing!thanks a lot! - 13/12/20
An amazing 90 minutes Was given this as a birthday present, was not disappointed one bit. Mak was my instructor and he was awesome. Such a patient happy guy, took his time explaining things without feeling like you were wasting flying time. He was very encouraging and I felt like I did a good job until we flew into Hong Kong 😂😂 might have crashed a bit!!! Would absolutely recommend to anyone in a heartbeat and would ask for Mak if I was to do this again. - 10/12/20
Gatwick to Heathrow to Kefalonia It was a very enjoyable and educational experience. Mak went through the plane's control systems, bringing the plane to life before we pulled back from the stand, then guided me along the Gatwick tarmac and into the air, before looping round over the Thames estuary, looking down on the city, and landing at Heathrow. As we had some spare time, we did it all again, but this time taking off and landing in Kefalonia, before finally shutting the plane down. Two hours went by very quickly. - 09/12/20
Fantastic flight of fantasy This is absolutely fantastic. I got 90 mins with Rafa (my co-pilot) he passed the test 🙂 Flew from Birmingham to Edinburgh starting with all prefilght checks brilliantly described by Rafa. Once completed prefilght we took off. Very realistic graphics out of the window including a great view of the forth bridge at Edinburgh. when banking the "aircraft" you feel the roll and when climbing feel like your going up. The only sensation you don't get is acceleration on take off, which is totally understandable, but you don't really notice it as there is so much other things going on. I must have been doing ok as Rafa decided to throw in a thunderstorm approaching Edinburgh and this makes the aircraft handle totally different and you need to work the controls but wouldn't have changed this for the world!!! Overall a must do, staff were fantastic and very welcoming, - 07/12/20
Great experience possible future carrier for the kids This was our birthday present and we don’t know a lot about flying but plain obviously Mak knows
We all had a great time and a bit of knowledge how to fly a plane this is all thanks to Captain Mak
We will definitely recommend to anyone especially for teenagers who are looking for a future carrier
Thank you Captain Mak - 06/12/20
Brilliant experience We had a great time and the whole experience is so realistic. It’s a proper cockpit right down to the last detail, with al things working and not just there for show. Within minutes you forget it’s a simulator. We did the gate to gate experience and it was well worth it as you get to understand the whole process from start to finish plus of course plenty of flying time. There is plenty of seating for your passengers so whilst not in the cockpit they still get a good view. Our instructor (Mak) was so hospitable and enthusiastic it made an already great experience all the more enjoyable. It’s clear that he loves flying and is so passionate about it that it’s infectious and everyone was getting involved. Such was his enthusiasm and kindness when he found out our 7yr old son wanted to be a pilot he went and found a chair and managed to squeeze him in the cockpit and was explaining everything to the both of us. A thoroughly enjoyable experience made all the more special by the instructor. Would definitely recommend this to anyone and will definitely do it again soon. - 19/11/20
Awesome experience for my 13 yr old son Bought this for my 13 year old son in July, and after a long wait for a space (due to Corona), we finally had the session - and it was brilliant and well worth the wait! It was a 90 min 737 flight with a ‘First class pass’ (this was a very good addition).
Gary was an excellent instructor and didn’t mind at all that we finished quite late. He was very encouraging and patient, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Thank you - we will be back for sure! - 05/11/20
Best birthday present Best experience Easy to find plenty of parking
Reception area had great views of variety of helicopters and small planes
Greeted by a very friendly polite instructor Mak.
This was a birthday present for my dad, he absolutely loved every second that we couldn't get him away from the controls.
The simulator is very realistic, we flew around and landed at variety of airports, weather and visibility.
Maks teaching skills, humour and knowledge is amazing im a a320 pilot myself and wished I had an instructor like mak.
Thank you virtual aerospace and huge thank you to mak who made my dad's experience one he will never forget. - 01/11/20
Brilliant experience....highly recommended!! Weather not that great but didn’t matter as once met by the instructor Lloyd, my day soon brightened up.
Lloyd takes you thru all pre flight checks, then you taxi out ready for take off!!
I chose to take off and land back at Heathrow, which went well...then Lloyd suggested I land at Hong Kong....which was another experience, but didn’t crash theplane!
Fantastic way to spend an hour and will probably return as enjoyed it so much.
Thank you to Lloyd. - 01/11/20
Brilliant experience Thoroughly enjoyed this experience that was bought as a birthday present. The instructor (Paul) was superb, passionate and helped get the most out of this experience which was completely new to me. I was surprised how realistic it felt. This was taken under COVID-19 restrictions and it felt safe to do so, which was another great plus. I also appreciated that they didn't push a load of add-ons for me to buy while I was there. Based on my experience, I'd do it again and would highly recommend. - 30/10/20
Great Birthday pressie A superb experience, arrive a little early and spend half hour having a cuppa in the terminal building watching everything going on around this busy little airport, if you love aviation it’s time we’ll spent. Mak introduced himself on our arrival and as other reviews say he could not have been more accommodating, finding out what I wanted from my time in the front seat and where we wanted to fly to and from. So knowledgable & informative, my 90 minutes absolutely flew by. Complete info overload but I loved every minute & would highly recommend if you have an interest in aviation. Thanks Mak. - 22/10/20
Great Time!! It was easy getting to, and were greeted to a very knowledgeable instructor (Mak). I was asked what my chosen destination and departure airports were and he also gave guidance on challenging airports. The experience was great, and would do it again any day. So much Fun! - 19/10/20
Tom A fantastic experience which gives a great insite into what's involved in flying a commercial aircraft.
Many thanks to Gary who was very informative and professional especially when dealing with a few technical issues within the flight simulator itself.
I would highly recommend this experience to any aviation enthusiast! - 17/10/20
Stag Day We were greeted by Mak who could not have been more friendly or accommodating.
Nothing was too much trouble and he gave us, (there were three of us), a brilliant four hours of simulated flying, setting up the simulator so we could take off or land at pretty much any airport of our choice, (the old airport of Hong Kong, Kye Tak was pretty challenging).
I myself have a P.P..L (Private Pilots Licence) but have't flown for quite a few years and I was quite rusty. Never the less, Mak took that into consideration and gave me a bit of a free rein but was still there when I needed it.
All together a brilliant day, with a really nice guy called Mak. All three of us were talking about it on the homeward journey and would recommend it 100%.
I'd love to do a moving simulator but that's a little bit expensive to justify and probably wouldn't get that request past by her indoors
Once again many many thanks to Mak for giving us all a day to remember.
BRILLIANT DAY. - 17/10/20
Exhilarating Marvellous afternoon flying from Gatwick to Jersey and back to Southampton. Warm, friendly welcome, informative briefing and lots of flying time in 2.5 hours. Even some 'action replays' for landings, to get it almost right!
Good value and a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable time. Highly recommended if you need to know what goes into delivering you to your holiday destination. - 15/10/20
You have to try this.. amazing experience great value. Amazing experience would highly recommend if you wish to gain a feeling for commercial flying. Arrived on site and was made very welcome; Covid measures are in place and evident care was taken e.g hand wash etc.
Mak my instructor for the session; first of all asked me about my goals and what I would like to achieve based on my skill level gained on Microsoft Flight Simulator.
I asked to route from various German airports; which was no problem and the simulator was configured and I was welcomed into the captain's chair. Did a cold and dark startup and gained insight on how to do this correctly from Mak.
The instructions were clear and helpful and Mak matched my level of understanding and he also went on to explain in more details, some of the things I didn't know and gave excellent pilot tips and tricks on controlling the aircraft and computer systems.
Overall the customer service was amazing; instructions spot on and had a really good time and learnt and enriched my knowledge of the aircraft.
Top tip: It is well worth getting a video recording of the session and the cold and dark process.
Finally; Mak thank you for your guidance and excellent customer care. My simple measure of the experience is this; I will return to fly again; this time with my family.. you have been warned... - 13/10/20
Fantastic I got this experience as a birthday gift for my partner. What can i say, Rafa was brilliant and made the experience really special. He was so knowledgeable, patient and great fun. He asked my partner exactly where he wanted to fly from land etc and also made some suggestions. Nothing was too much trouble. Great experience and would definitely recommend. - 13/10/20
Amazing experience An amazing two hour flight sim session. Instructor Gary was great. As a private pilot licence holder who hasn't flown since 94, Gary quickly judged my experience and set the flight sim experience appropriately. I requested airports where Gary had never been to, I think both of us thoroughly enjoyed it.
Will be back soon for some more 'intense' flying.
Thanks again. - 10/10/20
Fantastic Birthday Present My wife bought me a 60 minute virtual flight experience for my birthday today at the Sywell aerodrome.
I had a fantastic hour with Terry, who took a complete novice from basic knowledge to successful take offs and landings.
Terry was a great instructor and managed to make the complicated understandable but also a lot of fun.
I will definitely be back.
😊 - 10/10/20
Absolutely fabulous experience This was a Christmas present from 2019 but in view of COVID only just been able to use it. It was well worth the wait. Mak was my instructor and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. My husband was with me and also found Maks instructions interesting. Would definitely recommend this experience and company to anyone. - 08/10/20
Can anyone fly a plane? I treated my wife to an hour using the flight simulator and it was amazing.
Paul our host was really patient with us and explained everything as we went.
We just wanted to have some fun and dont really know anything about planes.
With some help from Paul we did 4 take offs and landings with only a few crashes.
Its a unique experience and you wont be disappointed.
thanks - 04/10/20