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Virtual Aviation

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An amazing experience

I enjoyed an "experience" with three friends earlier this week. From the time that we first... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
That New Simulator Smell

Report is a little late but thought it was important to review the new B737 simulator in Cambridge... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
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Virtual Aviation (VA) is the UK's leading independent training academy for airline pilots. Book a Flight Simulator Experience with VA and you will get to go airside at VA's Cambridge Airport Training Centre and take the controls of a...more
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The Airport Newmarket Road | Cambridge Airport, Gate E, Cambridge CB5 8RX, England
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

I enjoyed an "experience" with three friends earlier this week. From the time that we first arrived, all the staff were friendly and welcoming. Using the simulator proved to be exciting (especially trying to land!) and as one who flies all over the world, it...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Report is a little late but thought it was important to review the new B737 simulator in Cambridge. Although I have visited Virtual Aviation multiple times in the past few years, I am not a pilot and of course have never flown a large jet...More

Thank Gray492
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This was FANTSTIC a must do for anybody the chance to fly a simulator that is normally used to train or re test pilots. We booked the 2 hour session on their advice and it was correct 1 hour is too short in the simulator....More

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

What a fantastic experience I have had today with Virtual Aviation in Sywell. Northamptonshire after my wife purchased a flight sim ride for me as a Christmas present. I had tuition in a Boeing 737-800 series flight simulator with my instructor Stuart who was amazing...More

1  Thank chrisgibbons2
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Booked this as a surprise for my husbands 60th birthday. From contacting VA I knew I had made the right decision with choosing this company. Very professional and friendly. We were greeted by Mark, offered refreshments and taken though a briefing session. Throughout our time...More

Thank NO_HS2
Reviewed 19 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank HBBG6688
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...More

Thank F1523XKdavidc
Reviewed 3 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!

Thank majlis2016
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Gray492
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Gray492
Virtual A, Manager at Virtual Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2016

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!

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