Virtual aerospace Northamton 3rd visit to virtual aerospace flew from manchester to heathrow with Gary who was excellent showed me about trimming the aircraft which i had never done before and a different way of reading the of keeping wings lever. And made a perfect land at heathrow .
I would certainly recommend any one who is interested in aviation to give it a try - 28/05/21
Come fly with me! Easy to book via email
Welcomed at the door by our pilot Mak who was so friendly and knowledgeable.
We had a quick briefing then taken into the cockpit, just like looking into one on your holiday plane!
Choice of destination and we were off!
The hour flew by! Looking out of the windows we could have been flying to a beautiful island.
Such a good present and worth every penny!
Thanks Mak for being a fab co-pilot! - 28/05/21
Birthday present This was a belated (due to covid) birthday present for our 13 year old son and it exceeded all our expectations!
Gary, our captain was so attentive, inclusive and made the experience throughly enjoyable for us all, not just the birthday boy.
He took time to explain, listen, clarify, and was so patient with us all.
I would highly recommend this experience and am sure we will return to fly with Gary again soon.
10/10 - 27/05/21
Stimulating Fantastic,even though it was a fixed based simulator it felt very realistic with a true representation of the cockpit also great sound and vision. We went through the start process which was fascinating and more involved than I had realised. Mak, the Instructor was very knowledgable, calm and patient. - 25/05/21
Fear of Flying Session- Fantastic! I did the fear of flying session with Rapha. He really put me at ease (a real challenge!) and made it an enjoyable experience both for me and my husband who accompanied me. To give you an idea of how bad my fear of flying is; I didn't make it to my own honeymoon because of a panic attack, I've done a fear of flying course with an airline, I've still not flown anywhere in four years and just getting into the very realistic simulator made me burst into tears. Rapha was so patient, friendly and funny that I soon forgot I was in a realistic looking plane and not only did I stay for the whole session, but I flew the plane, landed it and even did some taxiing! This was nothing short of a miracle. I'm going back for the turbulence full-motion simulator now and I actually feel excited about it! I'm also thinking about actually booking a flying holiday! - 24/05/21
Brilliant weekend I attended the 5 hour Future Young Pilots program last weekend and it was absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to anyone my age and who also has passion for this. I learnt so much and had a great time while doing it. Mak was an amazing instructor and needless to say I wouldn't have known anything about the controls of the 737 800 and how it operates. I would definitely do it again and a big thank you to Mak. My son attended this course and I cannot thank Mak enough he had a fantastic weekend, learnt so much, and confirmed his passion. For any parent that may be considering this for their 'young pilot' I would without hesitation recommend this course and if you are lucky enough to have Mak guide your child you will be in incredible hands. We will be back. - 24/05/21
737 Flight experience. This was a birthday gift from my wife Lois which was eagerly awaited. Nigel was my instructor who explained many of the controls I would be using prior to boarding the cockpit. I was made to feel very special and Nigel took the time to explain many of the controls I would need to use to fly the plane. My first flight was from Gatwick from "pushing back" taxiing to the runway, taking off to fly and land at Gurnsey. The most awesome part of the experience was a flight from a nearby island and a short hop landing at Kai Tak in Hong Kong. First flight was too high on approach so had to fly around and landed on the second approach. Wow! never thought I could do it. This is an utterly exciting and immersive experience and would not hesitate to do it again. Thank you to my instructor Nigel. - 24/05/21
Great 737NG experience Spent an absolutely amazing hour with Mak taking off and landing from a range of different and challenging airports.
He was keen to understand my level of piloting experience (none) and simulator experience (a little at home) and to hear what I wanted to get out of my time in the air so he could tailor everything.
Innsbruck (messed up the flare), Gatwick (butter) so good we went for more of a challenge with Kai Tak airport in HK and the island of Samos.
A great experience which I would recommend to anyone and will be keen to come back myself. - 22/05/21
737 simulator Arrived a little early and was greeted by Mak, the instructor for the experience. After an excellent briefing, Mak was keen to make sure we got exactly what we wanted from the experience. All of his instructions were clear and concise and very encouraging. After guiding me through a Gatwick take off and Heathrow landing, it was off to the old Hong Kong for an amazingly difficult approach. I would highly recommend the experience and Mak, he showed patience and support. Brilliant day !!!!! - 17/05/21
Flight simulator Had a fantastic experience. Mak the instructor was amazing he made me feel so at ease it just added to the enjoyment. I would definitely like to return. I was so happy when Mak set me up for a landing into Hong Kong International Airport, Kai Tak. I managed to land but I would not have liked being a passenger lol.
If you're going to have a flight sim experience, then definitely go here. Once again Thank you MAK. - 17/05/21
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