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Virtual Aviation

The Airport Newmarket Road | Cambridge Airport, Gate E, Cambridge CB5 8RX, England
+44 1223 979737
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Fantastic Experience a Must do

This was FANTSTIC a must do for anybody the chance to fly a simulator that is normally used to... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
840antony1954
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Just an Amazing Experience

What a fantastic experience I have had today with Virtual Aviation in Sywell. Northamptonshire... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
chrisgibbons2
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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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 multi-million-pound 737-800 flight simulator, normally reserved for training professional pilots. You will have private hire of the simulator, with an experienced airline pilot as your personal instructor. Flight Simulator Experiences are available 7 days a week, and prices start at £290 including VAT, for up to 4 people. Open-dated Gift Vouchers are available (valid for 12 months).
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The Airport Newmarket Road | Cambridge Airport, Gate E, Cambridge CB5 8RX, England
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 29 July 2015

First of all let me say its just amazing talking to a pilot let alone the experience. We got this a present for my husbands 40th birthday and you can take another three people with you. So went as a family with our two boys....More

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

Thank you for your kind review - we are so glad that you had a good time with us, and that your husband and boys did too!

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Amazing day out, the whole thing was unforgettable! Everyone was so helpful and looked after us so well! Thank you guys!

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

Hi Katie, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are so glad that you had a good time with us. If you ever fancy visiting us again, we would be happy to see you back!

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