Just flown a Vulcan bomber !… Just flown a Vulcan bomber around the north of England, through the steam of a power station cooling towers, low level down Derwent water lake where the dam busters tested their bombs and low over head Liverpool and Portmeirion and finally landing at RAF valley on Anglesey. Plus a barrel role. Great fun !!! Thanks to my wife for a wonderful Christmas Present and who took the jump seat in the cockpit. Great setup at Flightdeck Experiences ! Thanks to Martin for such a great job co-piloting. - 31/10/23
Mr Barry Pilkington
I was lucky enough to be bought a… I was lucky enough to be bought a flight sim voucher by my friends for my 70th birthday. I travelled to Stockport yesterday, 29/10/23, for my flight. I was greeted by Derek, my instructor , and taken to the Vulcan simulator where he carried out the flight briefing. I had the gate to gate experience so the trip started from a cold start and taxi to the runway. Once positioned we took off at an amazing 15 degree angle of climb. What followed was 60 minutes of high concentration to complete the sortie which included a ‘dive’ into a bomber run from 20k feet which felt pretty real to me. Then onto low level flying over the Lake District. Truly amazing managed to get to 40 feet above the water. Managed to ‘dip’ the tail climbing back to a safer Hight. We then flew south along the North West coast past Blackpool tower to land a RAF Walton. The landing wasn’t great and far too fast, hence running off the end of the runway. A great flight and managed not to crash the iconic old warbird. I would like to thank Virtual Aerospace. From the start I was treated very well by their lady at the booking, I believe was Elaine, please forgive me if I have got your name wrong. She made it a very easy process. It was a fair time to wait to get booked in, I can see why it is so popular. I also want to thank Derek who made the experience and most enjoyable time. His knowledge was phenomenal and the way he explained what and why things were carried out really easy to follow. It was an amazing day and well worth the 9 hour round trip drive well worth it. Thanks again and will be saving my pennies to try the Spitfire my next visit. First class! - 30/10/23
A great experience in the Vulcan simulator Had an amazing experience with a 2 hour session in the Vulcan simulator. Spent much of the time flying round North Wales at low level, including several urns round the Mach Loop. The instructor Keith W. was informative, helpful and knowledgeable, putting me at ease. It was a really enjoyable morning and I look forward to a second visit. - 24/10/23
80th birthday present This was my father-in-law’s 80th birthday present and something he has always wanted to do. He really enjoyed the experience and Nigel, the instructor, was great. My husband went with his dad and was very impressed. - 15/10/23
Very realistic Arrived for my flight and was met by a warm welcome by Nigel. Went through some pre briefings and then got into the cockpit which was very realistic. I was a PPL many years ago and it brought back a lot of memories. We completed a number of takeoffs and landings which was very good. Nigel was very helpful and knowledgeable and gave some great instructions. I thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minuets I spent flying the 737. Whilst it was not full motion it still provided very real flying. Once again thanks to Nigel who made the experience very realistic and enjoyable. Will be back for more - 14/10/23
realistic flight experience Went for an hour flight experience after my partner brought it for me as a gift. We read all the reviews, and the venue or experience did not disappoint, I even got realistic Manchester Weather whilst Landing. I had John as my instructor who was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Thank you for a great few hours. - 12/10/23
I had a great time in the spitfire… I had a great time in the spitfire simulator, managed to take off and land with out crashing thanks to the excellent instruction from Peter call sign "Mr Rusty". Felt very realistic finished with a total of 9 kills. Great experience would highly recommend. - 10/10/23
Great experience on the 737 Sim (Stockport) A most informative and enjoyable experience on the 737 sim at the Stockport location. Excellent pre-flight briefing and guidance during the flight from Dave. I valued your encouragement and patience! - 08/10/23
Great fun experience What a great hour. Nigel was very patient and gave very clear instructions. A fun time and you really appreciate the skill and concentration levels needed. - 07/10/23
A must do for any flight enthusiast Incredible experience. Left with the biggest smile. Nigel the flight instructor was immense, patient and very very informative - 06/10/23
Fantastic experience Fantastic experience at Virtual Aerospace in Shoreham. Richard was brilliant and made us feel very welcome. We were given plenty of time to fit in a couple of take-offs and landings, and Richard was great company throughout. A really good time was had by all. - 02/10/23
Fantastic Experience Fantastic experience at Virtual Aerospace in Shoreham. Richard was brilliant and made us feel very welcome. We were given plenty of time to fit in a couple of take-offs and landings, and Richard was great company throughout. A really good time was had by all. - 02/10/23
Ignore J4923's review. It really is rather good! Firstly, if you are reading the 1 star review listed somewhere below, courtesy of J4923, it might well give you something to laugh about, but is certainly far from the experience that we had today (it seems J4923 drives a 911, so what can you expect but general arrogance towards most things in life?)! Myself and a work colleague flew the Boeing 737 simulator, with former captain, David. We spent just over two hours collectively flying to and from various world-wide airports. The cockpit was very realistic, as were the simulator graphics. Obviously, your brain will decipher that it's not real, but still it's real enough to provide a very good flying experience, without any of the real life drawbacks ie, if you do crash, then you'll actually survive, and probably won't end up in prison either! Towards the end of the session, I landed at Hong Kong's old airport, and my local UK airport, both of which were fantastic, and I might add, completely unaided by David. I don't mind admitting that I was actually sweating a little, knowing that I had to get all one hundred and eighty odd passengers on board back home safely!! Anyway, I managed it, and pretty well if I say so myself. To be honest, even if I'd completely messed it up, I'd have still had a blast. We also had a quick taster of the Vulcan, which I'd be interested in having a proper go in, at a later date. Again, please just bear in mind that it IS only a simulator (that means you, J4923), and that the only way that you'll get the true Vulcan experience, is to fly an actual Vulcan, which I would say is probably highly unlikely! This really is the next best thing. All of the good points, none of the bad points. I would certainly recommend booking. Go along with an open mind and you'll have loads of fun, and a fantastic experience that you'll remember for a long while! Would make an ideal birthday or anniversary treat. Even a bucket list experience! - 29/09/23
Amazing day out Richard was amazing! Bought as a gift for my grandad and he really enjoyed the experience and got some great photos ! - 25/09/23
Superb Flight Experience An absolute brilliant experience and made perfect by Mak who took a real interest in what we wanted. Nothing was too much and he offered options to push us even further. We can’t thank him enough for a truly fantastic experience. - 03/09/23
Brilliant I bought this for my 15 year old son. The whole experience was brilliant. It was so easy to book the date and the instructions on how to get there were very clear. Our pilot was brilliant and made sure that we got the best experience by advising on an exciting runway to land at. At the last minute I added on to the experience the gate to gate check. I only emailed this the evening before but it was all sorted for us to do the next day. It was an all round fantastic experience and would highly recommend it. - 03/09/23
Great experience We absolutely loved the visit this morning! I bought a 737 experience for my nephews 11th birthday as he wants to be a pilot & Mak his instructor was so amazing. He tailored the experience to Jamie’s needs & experience. Jamie came out so happy & learnt a lot! Look forward to coming back again. Thanks so much! - 02/09/23
Thoroughly recommended - just great! Fortunate to have the 2 hour Vulcan experience. Hugely immersive and suitably challenging, even though I have some experience of PC-based simulators previously this takes it to a whole new level. My instructor Martyn tailored the session to my abilities, giving excellent instruction and enabling me to experience a wide range of the Vulcan's capabilities. A very memorable day which exceeded my expectations and left me with a permanent grin from ear to ear! . All the staff here are really friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable - thank you all. Thoroughly recommended. I shall return again, because 2 hours is not enough! - 16/08/23
Kay & Grant
Great Experience Great experience. My teenage son loved it, but more so because the instructor Richard made it a perfect experience through his coaching and humour. - 04/08/23
An amazing experience I knew I would enjoy this experience but I wasn't prepared for how much I would actually enjoy it. Mark was absolutely brilliant, made me feel at ease, explained everything in full, gave me asxmuch hands on as i could handle, and made sure we were having fun for the whole experience. I let my Privates Pilots License lapse 12 years ago but this has inspired me to get back in the air properly. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough for any aircraft enthusaist, a thoroughly unique and enjoyable experience. - 30/07/23
One of the best experiences of my life! First of all I just wanted to say it was absolutely amazing. this is the 2nd time I went and I went for a 5hr session with my instructor being Mak. Mak is such a nice guy and he really does get you involved. he is clear and you can tell he is very passionate about flying.(I flew the 737-800) after flying this plane it is by far my favourite plane now to fly. finally just wanted to say thank you for the amazing experience would 100% go again. - 28/07/23
Brilliant Been wanting to fly a Vulcan Bomber for a long time, and what a great experience it was. My instructor Martyn was very knowledgeable, extremely competent and made the flight all hands on for me. Thanks for a good flight. - 27/07/23
brilliant time The whole experience at Virtual Aerospace was simply outstanding from the booking experience with lovely Elaine to amazingly friendly and professional instructor/qualified commercial pilot Mac, his attention to detail and patience in explaining the simulator added to the authenticity of the experience and his ability to personalize and tailor the session to my ability made it even more special. From the very first contact with Virtual Aerospace I was made to feel welcome and and the overall atmosphere was fantastic. Thank you again Elaine, Mac and the team at Virtual Aerospace cant wait to come again - 23/07/23
Michael & Marie
Mike’s second Vulcan flight! Was my 2nd flight with the Vulcan Bomber. A lot more relaxed, felt comfortable and really enjoyed the 90 minutes! My instructor, Dave, was the Best! Clam cool and explained everything to me as we flew along. Even got to attempt 3 landings, each time getting a little closer to actually landing on the runway!!!😁😁😁. My 3rd attempt I landed parallel to it and was able to steer my way onto the runway and come to a stop! Lots of fun and well worth the £s. See you again in 2024, this time the Spitfire flight. Really looking forward to that. - 17/07/23
Great experience with Richard Perfect gift from Christmas from my other half! Was greeted by Richard who is a fantastic bloke very welcoming. Got into the simulator and even though it doesn’t move it does trick your mind once you’re flying! Great experience as Richard was showing me all the pre take off procedures. Took off from Gatwick to Standstead and then tried a few landings in Hong Kong. Well worth the experience. - 12/07/23
Just a brilliant day! Very knowledgeable and informative instructor. An incredible experience for an 11 year old. How many boys have flown under the Golden Gate bridge and barrel rolled a Boeing 737 over Alcatraz. A brilliant day and much recommended. We will be booking the Spitfire simulator for some one on one combat action! - 09/07/23
What a wonderful afternoon We were given a warm welcome This was a 90 min experience for my husband and son in law in the 2 marine spitfires simulators.They had the best time Kieth the instructor was a great guy, Full of information and instructions My daughter and myself were made very welcome with a cup of coffee and being able to watch and take photos Highly recommended you wont be disappointed - 03/07/23
Birthday treat Had a brilliant time in the 737 simulator. Richard was friendly, welcoming and truly made my birthday gift a real treat. He was able to adapt the experience to suit my skills level, haha no skill level at all but he made sure it was fun and that I had a good time. Thanks, Richard 🙂 - 29/06/23
Boeing 737 simulator My son recently had a simulation experience at Shoreham airport and it was fantastic. His instructor Richard was brilliant, welcoming and engaging. He tailored the flights to suit the skill level. We are looking forward to the next one! - 24/06/23
Better than expected Better than expected. Birthday present from family, went to Shoreham with Grandson to fly on the 737 simulator. We both loved it and would recommend it highly. Richard was an amazing excellent instructor; patient, amusing, welcoming and clearly knows his stuff. - 24/06/23
Unit 4, Avondale Industrial Estate
Stockport, Greater Manchester
Just flown a Vulcan bomber !… Just flown a Vulcan bomber around the north of England, through the steam of a power station cooling towers, low level down Derwent water lake where the dam busters tested their bombs and low over head Liverpool and Portmeirion and finally landing at RAF valley on Anglesey. Plus a barrel role. Great fun !!! Thanks to my wife for a wonderful Christmas Present and who took the jump seat in the cockpit. Great setup at Flightdeck Experiences ! Thanks to Martin for such a great job co-piloting.
A great experience in the Vulcan simulator Had an amazing experience with a 2 hour session in the Vulcan simulator. Spent much of the time flying round North Wales at low level, including several urns round the Mach Loop. The instructor Keith W. was informative, helpful and knowledgeable, putting me at ease. It was a really enjoyable morning and I look forward to a second visit.
80th birthday present This was my father-in-law’s 80th birthday present and something he has always wanted to do. He really enjoyed the experience and Nigel, the instructor, was great. My husband went with his dad and was very impressed.
realistic flight experience Went for an hour flight experience after my partner brought it for me as a gift. We read all the reviews, and the venue or experience did not disappoint, I even got realistic Manchester Weather whilst Landing. I had John as my instructor who was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Thank you for a great few hours.
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