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Flight Studio

Mingle Lane, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5SY, England
+44 1223 750737
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My second time - and even better than the first

I loved the experience before and this time was better still. Andrew tailored the experience to my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TGJFC
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United Kingdom
Birthday flight

My family bought this for me and I must say a brilliant experience from start to finish excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aandydarby67
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Flight Studio Provide High Quality Flight Simulator experiences in a professional Boeing 737 Series Flight Simulator. Come fly With Flight Studio If you've ever stepped on board a passenger plane - once you've turned right past the stewards and stewardesses, located your seat, put your hand luggage in the overhead locker and settled down to enjoy the flight - you've probably looked towards the front of the plane, and had the occasional fleeting glimpse of what was going on in the pilot's cockpit. To most of us, the cockpits of familiar planes like the Boeing 737 are places of some mystery and not a little glamour, full of a dazzling array of glinting switches and dials, urgent conversations over radios, and stylish uniforms. There can be few airline passengers that haven't wondered, at least in passing, what it might be like to don the captain's hat, take up their position in the pilot's seat, and grab the controls on one of those classic routes through the skies, say from London Heathrow to Paris Charles de Gaulle or Amsterdam Schiphol. But let's face it, for most of us, unless we have several spare years to devote to training (not to mention a natural aptitude for such things), the nearest we'll ever get to flying a plane is to have a game on a fun, but essentially unconvincing flight simulation game on our laptop or games console. So what would you say to the chance of entering an actual cockpit, and taking the controls of a plane that's the same in every respect as the one you'd encounter if you'd turned left after getting on board your standard holiday or weekend-away flight? The only difference being that this particular cockpit was situated in a purpose-built, spacious studio, in a leafy garden setting just outside Cambridge. Flight Studio Cambridge offers anyone - individuals, work colleagues, groups of friends, families - an incredible real-time experience that gives you the chance to fly a Boeing 737 from inside a life size replica cockpit that's so close to the real thing that qualified airline pilots and trainees actually use it for their training. From the moment you step inside Flight Studio, ordinary life is left behind. Once the doors close, you're a pilot, and you'll be in charge of getting your plane safely to its destination (with a little help from the Flight Studio team if required). Following a full pre-flight briefing you and your group will take the controls of the Boeing 737. You'll be able to choose the airport you take off from, the time of day, the weather conditions and the destination you're flying to. You'll work out the route, the load of your plane, the amount of fuel you'll need and the altitude and speed you'll need to get there, whether that's a relatively simple run to Amsterdam Schiphol or a challenging descent between mountains to Innsbruck or Hong Kong. Then you'll listen out for your take-off slot, taxi to the appointed runway using the steering system beside your seat, wait for clearance, accelerate... And take to the skies. Soon you're up and heading through any clouds, looking out panoramically in high definition through your windows to the horizon above and the earth below - fields, towns, rivers, oceans, landmarks... While keeping your attention on the instruments, displays and controls within the cockpit that keep your plane on track. Now you're really flying, and you'll be captivated by the experience, lost in what you're doing, with little sense of the 'real' world outside, feeling all the sensations and responsibilities of an actual airline pilot. Flight Studio offers a seamless, immersive experience - whether you've always dreamed of taking the controls of a passenger aircraft or are simply the sort of person who's always interested in trying something new. Take a look at the flight packages available, from hour-long flights to full-day adventures, where things may not go as smoothly as hoped. Whichever option you choose, a take-off and landing with Flight Studio will be an experience you'll never forget...
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Mingle Lane, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5SY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the experience before and this time was better still. Andrew tailored the experience to my ability and personal wish list which was to concentrate on take-off and landing. He did not disappoint. Tight turns through the mountains at Innsbruck followed a familiarisation flight...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family bought this for me and I must say a brilliant experience from start to finish excellent simulator flight and expert tuition from Andrew. A must for all budding pilots and any body who's mad about flying. Looking forward to my next flight a...More

2  Thank aandydarby67
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked an hour as a present for my sons 13th birthday and he loved every minute. Adrian was great and immediately made him feel at ease. Fantastic experience all round. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

"I am currently sat mid flight typing this testimonial for Andrew. This is only my 7th return flight in my life at 35 years of age, and this one is my longest flight time yet of 4hrs 10mins for a holiday in Gran Canaria. I...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I was bought this experience as a 60th birthday gift. I wasn't sure what to expect however it was a brilliant experience. Next time I'm on a Boeing 737 I'll have a better idea of what the flight crew have to deal with. The whole...More

2  Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My boyfriend and I received a voucher each for this experience. The booking was easy to do through email. On arrival we were welcomed by Andrew who is brilliant, he made the experience enjoyable and educational. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about his flying....More

1  Thank Jdmjaz
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I booked a flight experience for my father-in-law, a keen model plane enthusiast for Christmas 2017. Unfortunately, due to a series of incidents including a bereavement, he was unable to attend within the 12 month timespan. The Flight Studio was extremely understanding and very kindly...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Made very welcome by Andrew and his wife who provided pre-flight hot beverages. Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. My husband and stepson had an awesome flight experience today. Andrew was a great host and instructor. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I had the pleasure today of visiting Flight Studio with my Dad. From the moment we arrived we was made to feel very welcome, Andrew was fantastic and has the patience of a saint. The simulator is set up exactly the same as a real...More

1  Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Our son had the most exhilarating, also informative learning experience! It was one of our best presents to him yet! Flight take off and landings, with excellent instruction and confidence boosting from Andrew! Thank you, you are likeable and easy to get along with, that...More

1  Thank NorfolkCats
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ps19792016
28 February 2016|
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Response from FlightStudio | Property representative |
Hi There is space for you to stand behind the participant in the cockpit and also a live feed with the action replayed on a 50 inch monitor - your choice. Regards Andrew
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lesley c
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Response from FlightStudio | Property representative |
Dear Lesley Prices start from 74 pounds for half hour (one person) Group booking is for four 55 each, for half hour. You can find more info at flightstudio website If there is any further info you require, please feel... More
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