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Address: The Airport Newmarket Road | Cambridge Airport, Gate E, Cambridge CB5 8RX, England
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+44 1223 979737
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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Prices start from £290. The simulator is available 16 hrs a day, 7 days a...

Prices start from £290. The simulator is available 16 hrs a day, 7 days a week (advance booking required - please call before visiting). Experience a thrilling flight at the controls of Virtual Aviation's new Boeing 737 flight simulator at Cambridge Airport. This brand-new, multi-million pound flight simulator is the most advanced of its kind. It's normally used for training airline pilots, but it's also available to members of the public. Book a 'Flight Simulator Experience' and you'll get to experience the sheer thrill of flying a large passenger jet - with hands-on guidance from an experienced airline pilot.

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Extremely professional, efficient and friendly

On numerous occasions, my family have used the firm's onsite training facilities in Cambridge as well as their various Level D full motion flight simulators near Gatwick. Our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On numerous occasions, my family have used the firm's onsite training facilities in Cambridge as well as their various Level D full motion flight simulators near Gatwick. Our experience has been simply wonderful - from the administrators in the office to the flight instructors, everyone is professional, efficient and friendly. Their services are highly recommended and we look forward to... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Make no doubt about it, this costly experience of flying a 737 in a simulator is worth every penny. Patient teaching for an hour or so is followed by the most amazing experience, "flying" a 737 over London after taking off from Heathrow. Then, if there is time and competence, take off from a runway in the Alps. Thoroughly recommended.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

A good experience with an experienced pilot. The briefing was thorough and lots of choice of manouvres to try, and airports for landing and take off. All staff very welcoming. Just wish they could add the hydraulic element to the simulator!

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Thank majlis2016
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

OMG I was so so not looking foreward to this lame Christmas present how wrong and ungrateful do I feel?? It was one of the most thrilling and amzing experiences of my entire life you must try it!!

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Thank j0die100
Texas
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

My fourth visit to Virtual Aviation and it just keeps getting better. My chief training goal on this visit was to experience the full automatic capabilities of the jet including using the Flight Management Computer. I had recently purchased an advanced PC flight simulator program and had been studying and practicing using the FMC and the autopilot functions and was... More 

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Texas
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

And with that, I would like to apologize to the folks back in coach for my porpoising around the assigned altitude and that unfortunate roll into the ocean. The simulator is not full motion but your brain sure thinks it is. In a turn it’s difficult to believe you are not moving. This was my third visit to Virtual Aviation... More 

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Thank Gray492
Virtual A, Manager at Virtual Aviation, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a good time at our simulator! Thank you for the positive review, and we look forward to seeing you again later in the year! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

First of all let me say its just amazing talking to a pilot let alone the experience. We got this a present for my husbands 40th birthday and you can take another three people with you. So went as a family with our two boys. The pilot John was excellent and he gave us lots of information and looked after... More 

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Thank PDKJ
Virtual A, Manager at Virtual Aviation, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - we are so glad that you had a good time with us, and that your husband and boys did too! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Amazing day out, the whole thing was unforgettable! Everyone was so helpful and looked after us so well! Thank you guys!

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Virtual A, Manager at Virtual Aviation, responded to this review

Hi Katie, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are so glad that you had a good time with us. If you ever fancy visiting us again, we would be happy to see you back! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

With the added comfort of being able to hit the reset button, dare I say this is better then the real thing! So realistic, you actually end up learning about how the 737 flies and how to handle it (So basically does it job, very well). Much more enjoyable then I could have imagined, personally recommend it to anyone!

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Virtual A, Manager at Virtual Aviation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are so glad that you had a good time with us! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Took my niece Nikki for a flying experience on Friday. She loved it.. everyone who looked after us were indeed very helpful and very informative. She was unsure if she was going to get to grips with the flying experience but with patience of the Instructor who briefed her before and during put her at ease and she returned beaming... More 

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Thank Lisa W
Virtual A, Manager at Virtual Aviation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad that your niece had a good time flying with us, and if she ever wants another go, then please feel free to get in touch! Thanks again! More 

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