Great Experience A brilliant experience on the fear of flying simulator. Very realistic and helpful when looking to address challenges around flying.
My instructor Tim was extremely helpful and informative, offering great insight and making me feel very comfortable.
I came away from the experience feeling in a much better place about flying in the future. Would highly recommend! - 09/01/22
Excellent Pilot Seat Experience A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Gary was as excellent co-pilot, professional, a good instructor and above all very friendly. I spent 2 hours taking off, landing and flying in and around Heathrow, Stansted and Graz (Austria); all airports I had flown out of as a passenger in a 737. The add-on gate to gate experience is a worthwhile purchase: covering initial disconnect from ground control, ACU connection, engines start, pre-flight checks and passenger compartment prep: fasten seat belts, etc. before taxing out to the main runaway. The response and feedback from main controls took some time to get used to but a great learning experience.
My only criticism would be that the graphics presented now look old: they are low resolution and not very clear. Those from the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator are much better. But the realism of the cockpit interior and controls more than compensates. - 07/01/22
Wonderful experience Fabulous experience. My wife bought this for me aa a birthday treat which included start up, taxiing , take off and landing a Boeing 737.
I had no flying experience and my pilot Mal explained everything in the right amount of detail. You really got the feel of what it is like and managed to complete a take off and landing at Charles De Gaulle and a landing at the new Hong Kong airport and a landing at the old Kai Tak.
Thoroughly recommend the experience. - 03/01/22
Birthday present for teenage son My son was bought this for his 14th birthday as he wants to become a commercial airline pilot when he's older. After today, this has made his kind up as a career he definitely wants to pursue. Plus he nailed Kai Tak and Charles de Gaulle airports. - 20/12/21
A Very Enjoyable Afternoon Just had a 2 hour session on the 737 simulator at Sywell and I can thoroughly recommend the experience. Tim was very knowledgeable and setup numerous different and interesting scenarios. He was a great instructor. Once you're in the cockpit it's just like a real 737. - 13/12/21
Excellent. Become a Captain and have a better understanding of flight controls! My dreams fulfilled and come true! I've always wanted to know what all those multitude switches and buttons meant. This was provided by the excellent tutorship of my instructor, Tim U.
The finest experience that not only dispels the mystery of all the switches and buttons . You can choose a country to fly out from. An excellent opportunity to see the countries you've never visited. Above all else, you are the Captain and are explained all the intricate information in clear to understand instructions. Abundant thanks to my Instructor First Officer Tim U. We flew out of Milan, Rio de Janeiro, and stopped, and turned off the main electrical supplies to the engineers and aircraft at the Landing Bay. Also started the aircraft before taking off and flying. Also known as Ground to Ground. Wow! - 12/12/21
Excellent flight simulator experience Excellent flight simulator experience. The instructor was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic during the lesson. From the moment we arrived and until we left, we were made to feel as though we were the first customers to visit. Can thoroughly recommend this experience if you’re a budding aviator or just want to throw a 737-800 around without consequences!! - 09/12/21
Amazing experience - will do it again Simply amazing! Had a great experience, flying the Boeing 737 from and to airports of our choice. We had a 2 hour session, for my son and myself (2 x 1 hour sessions) and Tim our instructor was amazing, explained the procedures and challenged us to more complex scenarios! Landing in a storm was fun!
Was pleased to see cleaning of the simulator between sessions and masks being worn. Covid safe! - 09/12/21
A realistic wonderful experience What a fabulous experience. I had a two hour session including starting the Boeing 737-800 up, taxing, takeoff and landing.
The simulator is fixed (not moving) but you really feel like you are and it is amazing. The cockpit has all the working buttons and instruments of a real 737 and you are expertly guided and helped to takeoff fly and land.
I would strongly recommend this experience. - 08/12/21
Amazing We had a fantastic day on Saturday at Shoreham Virtual Aerospace. Not only did Nigel go out of his way to accommodate us, as we were very late in arriving, he was very good with my son throughout the experience.
The flying itself, was excellent and definitely an experience my son will not forget. - 07/12/21
Excellent My two sons thoroughly enjoyed the flight simulator experience. We were looked after from the moment of arrival. The pilot was very enthusiastic, engaged and motivated to help teach and guide the children through the experience. Will be back and thank you, we look forward to another visit - 06/12/21
Great insight into flying a commercial airliner A great experience. I did the 120min gate to gate experience in the 737 simulator
Tim was a great instructor and took me through the general handling of the aircraft and then we simulated a trip from Gatwick to Paris which included a simulated engine failure!
Both Mac and Tim were very accommodating and happy to customise the experience to what I wanted - 05/12/21
Wow. My wife had purchased this experience for me as a birthday gift as she knows I have a passion for aviation.
My instructor was Nigel and I was the last slot of the day on the 737 simulator. I cannot explain how cool this was. Nigel was very patient and welcoming, explained the entire process during the briefing before we went into the flight deck.
We took off from Gatwick South after pushing back, (the taxiing is the hardest part!) and had some touch and go experiences at Luton and Stansted before landing at Heathrow. Nigel explained the instruments, the way they worked in partnership and I felt a lot more knowledgeable.
We finished off with a flight from Glasgow to Edinburgh with an amazing TOGA take off.
This is an amazing experience and Nigel is a credit to the team, I'll be back. - 30/11/21
Simply the best! Thank you so much for making a dream come true for this budding flight enthusiast. The sim itself was just brilliant and the fact it is static really doesn't make a difference as you really do get a huge sense of movement whilst flying! I attended with two friends and we had a 2hr session which we shared the flight time amongst us and we were just blown away by the whole experience. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute and a huge thank you to our incredible instructor Patrick, you simply are the best. So friendly, patient and knowledgable, plus great sense of humour which made our experience something we will remember always. We can't wait to return, minus the sick bags next time 🙂
Anyone thinking of booking I can 100% say you will not be disappointed and will come away with a huge smile on your face as we all did. Plus it's definitely worth spending the extra to have a video as it captures different angles with the use of several cameras so you walk away with memories to last a life time. Once again thank you Virtual Aerospace for making dreams come true and providing us with the best instructor Patrick. Happy flying! - 28/11/21
My son callums flight experience and what a experience it was . My son had a flight experience, he loved every bit of it.Totally awesome experience,mak was brilliant professional friendly and a pleasure to meet. the whole experience I would rate 5/5. I would certainly recommend this for any young or old person with a passion to learn to fly . - 24/11/21
Boeing 737 flight with Norman Absolutely fantastic experience. I went on a 2 hour experience with Norman as my instructor. I have a small amount of flying experience and Norman tailored the flight to what I wanted to cover. We took off from Gatwick with some handling and a landing and then Norman just kept the challenges coming. Innsbruck runway 08 in the snow. He was fantastic. I can’t recommend this experience enough - 24/11/21
Great experience for newbies! A big thank you to our flight instructor, Gary, for being super patient and extremely helpful on our 90 minute flight experience! It was a great setup and we found the first class upgrade made the trip even more special! Wishing Gary all the best with his future adventures as a commercial airline pilot! - 23/11/21
737 experience We booked a 2 hour 737 experience for our 13 year old daughter who is madly into airplanes. Our instructor was Patrick. From the first minute he made my wife, my daughter and myself very welcome and was an excellent instructor. Patrick encouraged my daughter and communicated calmly throughout and both showed and allowed her to operate the pre flight set up. She experienced five take off and landings to various places and she really learned so much from the experience thanks in no small part to Patrick’s guidance and positivity. To say she (and we) enjoyed the day was an understatement and we already look forward to a future return. Overall a fabulous afternoon and a huge thank you to Patrick for making this such a memorable day out for us. Highly recommended. - 22/11/21
First Class experience Just spent 90 mins in the company of Tim the instructor at Virtual Aerospace Northampton flying the 737 simulator. I have to say the whole experience was first class. We flew in and out of Milan and also landed at one the most difficult airfields in the world Madeira.
Tims mannerism and attention to detail was second to none.
Being a PPL myself had already given me a better aspect of what to expect and I wasn't disappointed
There was no rush and the whole operation was most professional. - 21/11/21
First time piloting Had a great 60 minutes with Captain Mak in Northamptonshire this afternoon. Took off from Luton (my local airport) and into fuerteventura where I landed successfully. Onto Hong Kong where we took off from the new airport and landed at night into the infamous Kai Tak…managed to get down successfully and then taxi off of the runway. If you are looking for something different and a challenge then have a go, really makes you think about all the hard work and skill up there at the front. Thanks again Captain Mak, hope to return again - 20/11/21
A brilliant hour fulfilling a long time ambition to land a commercial airliner. Came away buzzing! As a private pilot I always wanted to know if I could land a commercial jet and given that this was my first attempt, not too shabby! Three successful take-offs and landings! Of course it wouldn't have been possible without the guidance and expertise of captain Mak who graciously gave up the left seat for me and calmly talked me through every step.
Starting off with Stansted we stepped up the pressure with a landing at Kai Tak, Hong Kong's notorious old airport and then Paro in Bhutan, arguably the world's most difficult approach. Literally made me sweat.
Already planning my next visit! - 15/11/21
Truly amazing This was truly amazing and so real. I can not believe how much goes on inside the cockpit of a plane. Howmuch pressure there is. My instructor Mak was brilliant he made the experience truly memorable. This was a great present and I can not recommend this highly enough. - 14/11/21