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
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
Great experience I booked this for a friend and myself as this was an experience I’d always wanted to try. We had Mak as our instructor, he was really informative and patient in guiding us through our gate to gate experience. This was a really fun experience and would recommend. Makes you appreciate how difficult it is to fly a plane! - 04/10/20
Amazing experience This was a birthday treat and what an amazing experience. Mak was so knowledgeable and patient and in 60 mins learnt so much about the controls of the plane and the landings at innsbruck and Hong Kong were a great challenge. Would recommend highly and will return. - 01/10/20
Amazing Opportunity This was a birthday present for my 15 year old daughter who wants to be an airline pilot when she grows up. She was made to feel very welcome and I (her mother) was also welcomed too, able to watch and observe what was going on in the cockpit. My daughter had a fantastic time, carefully guided through all the controls and dials and allowed to build her confidence at her own speed. She "flew" from Gatwick to Paris and switiched from auto pilot to full control several times. The smile on her face when she finished said it all - Thank you Virtual Aerospace for a wonderful morning. - 28/09/20
What an amazing experience for my Grandaughter. Booking was so easy thanks to the lovely Elaine who answered all my queries and could not have been more helpful. Gary the pilot was fantastic and had so much patience and was so friendly which put Imogen at ease right away. Thankyou all for such a wonderful time. - 28/09/20
Fantastic experience This was my first time in a professional simulator, I have been learning using a home version which I wanted to put into practise.
I was welcomed by Mak who was very welcoming and asked me a few questions regarding my experience.
I entered the cockpit cold & dark my knowledge of starting the aircraft was limited however Mak asked me to do what I know and explained how the operation worked with the effect to the aircraft.
I experienced two hours of flight take off & landings, as a curve ball on the last take off Mak took a engine out and taught me to return to the airfield on one engine, not easy but I cracked it.
Great experience, great instruction would recommend to anyone. Try it! - 25/09/20
Be a captain on a 737! What a fantastic flight experience! I chose to fly between Gatwick and Heathrow. Mak provided a great insight to the 737, showing me how the on-board computers function, an explanation of the flight control surfaces and what happens during the flight. I managed to takeoff and land successfully with the guidance of Mak. Highly recommended experience. - 21/09/20
Immersive, enjoyable and VERY 'more-ish' fun I upgraded my 'Vulcan Simulator' Christmas present to a full two hours of private pilot big jet fun. I instantly forgot the lack of a motion platform and within 20 minutes I was 'glowing', due to the work load... marvellous.
I had planned a list of activities at home, Lee (the sim instructor) listened and brought my wish list to life. I asked to avoid startup and taxi time and wanted to get straight into flying and found myself sat at the end of the runway with both engines 'turning and burning'.
We started with circuits at Luton, followed by take off and general handling (stalling) over the coast at Dohar. Next we moved to Hong Kong to try our hand at a very demanding landing at Kai Tak (aim for the checker boards).
Lee had a few surprise missions for us (I won't spoil it for you) which added to the fun. He then suggested I try an engine failure on take off at Luton. The engine died in the climb and was accompanied by flap and other failures. Strangely the weather also conspired against me with massive thunderstorms lighting up the sky around us. I got the jet back on the deck with only one engine and was thanking providence I had used anti-perspirant earlier in the day!
I highly recommend Virtual Aerospace and Lee as patient, accommodating and amiable hosts.
My son (he is in his early twenties) is not a private pilot, shared the session with me. He also enjoyed his time in the simulator. - 17/09/20
Some brilliant experience had by all A friend and I spent a 4 hour session here splitting the flights between us and having had previous experiences with flight sims had to have the competition between us to see who could land in the most extreme weather and conditions. With the help of the instructor Mak we had a great time putting down in some incredibly difficult airports. definitely going to book again in the very near future. - 15/09/20
Utterly amazing - just fantastic Had the most amazing experience with Mak calmly explaining how to fly these incredible machines. From walking through the front door to sadly having to leave, you couldn't ask for a better experience. It was so good we're going to have to book again. A week later we've still got a smile on our face. Fabulous. - 15/09/20
Fantastic My flight experience should have originally been in March but was cancelled (for obvious reasons). Firstly the staff at Sywell were fantastic. They were extremely apologetic when they had to cancel my original experience even though it was totally beyond their control and they contacted me the minute they were up and running again to re-book. And it was worth the wait.
I am a complete novice and my instructor Gary was excellent. He explained everything clearly and was very patient when I seemed to continually taxi the plane in the wrong direction! Once in the air the instrument flying was not too tricky once i got the hang of it, but the landings were another story......
I choose Copenhagen as it is one of my favourite approaches and the old Hong Kong airport which was much much trickier as it is a purely visual landing..I take my hat off to anyone who has landed a plane there for real!
All in all a wonderful experience ....only negative...an hour just isn't long enough!! - 08/09/20
A wonderful real experience An adrenaline fueled experience. Absolutely brilliant, I loved every second. Tailored to my needs as a nervous flyer. Mak explained everything clearly and I now feel so much more knowledgeable about how aeroplanes and flying works and what all the changes in engine sounds mean. - 07/09/20
Top Marks Even the Covid facemasks could not detract from the experience. As a seasoned aviator, it was great to switch from a fast-jet cockpit to an airliner cockpit. The simulator is a full replication of the real thing. Rafa was a superb and patient instructor, although I will have to work much harder to get my instrument rating! This is a fun event and highly recommended. - 02/09/20
60th birthday treat from my wife Excellent day mak was very good at teaching you things all about the 737 .he also let my grandson experience a quick go which was really kind of him .i would definitely recommend the 120 minutes because you can try and land at one of the most hardest airports . Thanks again mak . - 10/08/20
Virtual Aerospace 60min experience Bought as a birthday gift for my 12 year old son. An amazing experience for him made so due to a brilliant instructor called Mak who was extremely patient and a first class teacher - great with my 12 year old son who was in his element at the controls. From start to finish the experience was as realistic as it could be from the moment we entered the departure lounge and booking desk to the boarding of the plane. Great explanations of the controls and procedures from Mak working together with my son enabling him to fully immerse himself into the role of Captain. Flew from Salzburg to Innsbruck and then onto HongKong. Mak made it really interesting by putting in a few scenarios like extreme weather conditions and 737 acrobatics like never experienced before! A really fun experience! Highly recommend! The 60 mins just literally flew past. A great professional company providing first class realistic flying experiences. Thank you - 09/08/20
40th Birthday top of the range gift It was a thrilling experience, the take-off, climb, cruise at 10,000ft, the banking and turnings and diving 🙂
Captain Mak was so brilliant with his welcoming and introducing me and family to the B737 sim. He really made the experience a very fun one with huge humour and of course brought across the very serious elements of flying. He didn't make me feel odd with myself when mistakes were made during landings.
Being in the cockpit carrying out all tasks directed to by Mak really spoke to me, the sounds of the switch being flipped, the "ding dong" sound, whistling of the engines, the ATC sounds in background and all that, very inspiring
Mak has inspired me and helped me had a rethink about my pursuit of flying career neglected for awhile now.
Bravo - 07/08/20
Not just flying a plane Did you ever dream of flying an airplane someday but never actually did anything about it? Well - here is a chance to leave the mundane behind and live the dream albeit only for an hour. Mak is very patient, explains clearly and makes the whole experience unique an unforgettable. - 06/08/20
Absolutely amazing experience. First customer post lockdown and Mak couldn't have made us feel more comfortable.Two hours flew past, with saint maarten Hong Kong, Heathrow and Singapore Airport our destinations. Various problems i was subjected too some i recovered others i didn't. Explanation was clear and passionate. Even social distancing measures were observed this did not taint the experience. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.Highly recommended and I will definitely come again 🙂 - 05/08/20