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Address: | Cambridge Airport, Gate E, Hounslow UB7 9BL, England
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Be a Airline Pilot for a Day and fulfil your dream of flying a big,...

Be a Airline Pilot for a Day and fulfil your dream of flying a big, powerful jet airliner! Go behind the scenes inside a professional airline training centre at Heathrow or Gatwick and take the controls of a £10-million Airbus or Boeing full-motion flight simulator, normally reserved for pilot training. An experienced airline pilot will be your own personal instructor, providing friendly hands-on guidance.

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Plane Spotter Heaven

Runway views amazing, comfortable environment, very little noise, you can sit in bed and watch planes landing and taking off. Tea and coffee making facilities very good, a few... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2015
Julie J
Crewe, United Kingdom

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Runway views amazing, comfortable environment, very little noise, you can sit in bed and watch planes landing and taking off. Tea and coffee making facilities very good, a few biscuits would have been nice. Shame we did not know the destination of the planes taking off, but thank you Renaissance for a most enjoyable stay.

Thank Julie J
Crawley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Liked location clean smart very pleasant place to stay no noise and hotel facilities very good no issues with anything

3 Thank Loosemoose L
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Want to land a 737? This is the place to do it....great staff and superb instruction. It feels very real but the Pilot will talk you through following a proper pre-flight briefing. You even get to decide where to take off and land....I chose Vegas having been recently. I actually landed first time around which was amazing. Completely brilliant.

3 Thank Mike B
London, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,366 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Not sure if I would have thought of or gone to the trouble of coming here had I not been brought along by a friend and his corporate event after a more deserving person suddenly couldn't take part. The website and other reviews spell out what happens. Suffice it to say that it is impressive from the moment you enter... More 

3 Thank JoeS424
Honiton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This is my first ever review on tripadvisor so here we go. It's out of this world, a great day out if you like aviation and a treat if you have kids. Recommended

4 Thank Paul L
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Absolutely brilliant and well worth a booking for the plane crazy people around. Nearest to the real thing by far. Instructor (from Easy Jet) very amiable and selected a level suitable for me with some tasks thrown in. It was my day and he made sure that I enjoyed the time that I had. Arrival and welcome very good as... More 

4 Thank David C
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2013

I purchased this for my husbands Christmas, he is very difficult to buy for and I knew a friend of his had done this and enjoyed it. Met Chris the trainer and after a quick briefing and explanation of the controls we were escorted onto the simulator... A fabulous experience to "fly" a Boeing 737-800 great fun and quickest hour... More 

1 Thank Ddaw
Clearfield, Utah, United States
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Steve from Virtual Aviation helped me not only plan my trip, recommended an awesome place to stay, but also provided me with the most amazing flight simulator experience ever. This was my second time to do flight sims with the company. I started my Virtual Check Ride with them. The team wants you to learn and will provide you with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

An out of this world experience, I would definately recommend it for a fantastic treat for a few friends, or even a small team event.

Thank Amanda T
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2012

wow thanks for the fisit i thank god that i went there it was good but it coulda been better thats what i do have to say but it was great overall

1 Thank Tamara b

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