We recently visited the Limerick area and whilst looking for somewhere dry to go we found the Atlantic Airventure. We called in without booking and asked if we could try the small 2 seater sims. Jane explained very well the basics of powered flight to my 10 year old son. He was then allowed to take off and fly a Red Bull acrobatics plane to the Statue of Liberty and do a loop the loop around the Brooklyn Bridge. At this point Dad got his chance to return the plane to the airfield and land(very poorly) the plane.
Then i got a go in the big beast - the 737. I was set up about 6 miles from Shannon airport and had the basic instruments explained to me. I then got the chance to land the 60 tonne beast - twice.
This was a fabulous experience and would definitely encourage anyone to visit. The staff could not be more helpful and at 50 Euro's, it was a bargain.