As small children, many of us harbour ambitions of sprouting wings and soaring between the clouds. As we grow a little older and reality hits us, we compromise and decide that manning a spaceship or a helicopter is perfectly fine for us. Most of us forgot these dreams of taking flight but now, there is a way to live them out, and at any age! We can finally soar in the wild, blue yonder without having to worry about the hard, brown down under!
Cambridge’s airport is probably one of the only in the world that has an intriguing sight to see within its confines. At Gate E, there lies Virtual Aviation's new Boeing 737 flight simulator. With its intensely realistic graphics, accurately detailed cockpit and a host of real life pilots to take you through the ropes, the multi-million pound flight simulator is the stuff of dreams. It’s normally used for training airline pilots but if you book in advance, you can get yourself a seat behind the wheel and take off!
It’s more than just a simulator, it’s a whole body experience. Our eyes are responsible for a large portion of our sense of balance and watching the screen till from side to side is enough to make anyone feel a little anxious. Though you can’t crash the plane, you really do feel like you’re manoeuvring it thought the sky. With simulated routes from Stansted to Heathrow, St Moritz to Innsbruck and a lap of Tobago, each with vivid detailing, it’s no wonder that people are willing to spend money on this adrenaline pumping ride. If you’re an aviation student, work in the industry or an aviation buff, then this simulator is a dream come true. It’s also a good way to keep the kinds busy while waiting for your flight back home.
Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre Travel Tips
- It’s an ideal present for the hard-to-buy-for person who has everything, and open-dated gift vouchers are available.
- The simulator features a whole-earth 3D wrap around visual system. So you can take off from London on a freezing winter morning with blowing snow, then descend through the clouds and land in Hong Kong at sunset.
Entrance Ticket Details For Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre
- You have to book in advance, please call before visiting.
How to Reach Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre
- By Train: Cambridge rail station is located just three miles from the airport approximately a 15 minute taxi journey.
- By Bus: The bus stop is located just walk from the terminal on Newmarket Road.
There will be eateries inside the airport itself. Here are some on the way:
- Alimentum (Modern European)
- The Wrestlers (Thai)
- Midsummer House (British)
- The Sea Tree (Fish)
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39.89% of people who visit Cambridge include Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre in their plan
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59.18% of people start their Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre
Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre Reviews & Ratings
I would love to get a chance for my husband to experience your flight trainer. We will be in England in April. Could you send me a bit more information. Our all tickets 490GBP? Thank you for your time.Answer Report Abuse
Hi, Mary! The charges depend on which training program you opt for and details are updated on the official website of the Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre. I would suggest calling the centre administration on 44 1223 979737 to get all the information.Report Abuse