Captain a virtual Boeing 737-800 in Derbyshire Follow airline Standard Operating Procedures Gives a real insight into the life of a pilot
A Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Experience Additional time for briefing and debriefing 1:1 introductory practice at the controls A 220 degree wrap around visual system and sound Over 24'000 different airports to choose from This is a fixed base simulator which does not move Free tea/coffee and soft drinks are provided
What can I expect?
Earn your (virtual) four stripes when you captain this flight simulator in Derbyshire! Just north of Mansfield and over the border into Derbyshire is where you'll find this professional Boeing 737-800 flight simulator. And although you might only be a virtual airline pilot, it is all very, very realistic. The flight deck is just like a real Boeing cockpit and with the full 220 degree wrap around screen and High Definition graphic software, you'll believe you are actually there sitting on stand at somewhere like London's Heathrow Airport. The simulator itself might not move, but for the aviation geeks amongst you, this realistic flight simulator has motorised throttle and moving trim wheels, fully functioning PFDs (that's Primary Flight Displays), hydraulics, electrics, APU (that's the Auxiliary Power Unit), bleed air, oxygen and pressurisation systems. Oh and then there's the fully working FMC (Flight Management Computer) and MCP (that's the autopilot). Who'd have thought an airline pilot's life would be filled with so many three-letter acronyms to remember before they've even flown anywhere? Of course, if you want an atypical day in the life of a pilot, this flight simulator in Derbyshire can be programmed to replicate scenarios such as a series of air pockets (that's turbulence to you and us), flying in a holding stack awaiting clearance to land, or even an in-fight emergency and divert to the nearest airport. It doesn't happen very often, but it's all in a day's work for a (virtual) airline pilot!
When is it available?
Seven days per week throughout the year Sessions run between 9am-6pm, subject to availability
Shirebrook, DerbyshireSpectator Facilities
Up to 3 spectators can sit in the cabin behind the cockpitMore Info
Minimum age of 12, under 18's must be accompanied by an adult