Experts feel that there has never been a better time to get your pilots licence. The demand for new pilots is expected to rise dramatically between 2015 and 2035. This is further to some huge rises in new aircraft entering the global fleet.
Boeing has predicted that aviation will need around 790,000 new pilots by 2037. This amount of pilots will help meet growing demand. 96,000 of these new pilots will be needed for the support of the business aviation sector.
Meanwhile, Airbus recently predicted that 450,000 pilots will be needed to meet demand by 2035. Even with this more conservative figure from Airbus, the gap between supply and demand is vast. If you are considering a career as a pilot, your time could be now.
Some people say that aircraft pretty much fly themselves and that there is no need for a pilot. While this statement is true in some parts, the pilot is still essential to the flying of the plane. A pilot is needed for the taking off and the landing of the plane. When the plane is in the sky, the plane can pretty much fly itself – unless something goes wrong.
Things don’t always go according to plan and this is why pilots are needed. A pilot has the capacity to handle the large aircraft. They will also be able to make the decision for the best interest of everyone on board the plane. For example if the plane has an issue, if weather conditions are poor or a passenger falls ill on the place. These are all things that only a pilot will be able to deal with.
If you would like to book a pilot experience in Peterborough to see what it would be like to fly a plane and be a pilot, call us now.
Are you thinking about proposing to your loved one this Valentines’, but not sure how to make it extra special? We may have the solution! If you are looking for the perfect valentine’s proposal in Peterborough, then call our team.
Not everyone can afford to fly their partner to Paris for a slap-up meal and proposal. The other issue with visiting Paris is the expectations. If you go to Paris for Valentines Day then your partner thinks you will propose to them. While the excitement is there, the element of surprise is not.
However, what if you could literally fly your partner to Paris? As in you are the pilot, you are flying the plane? What if all you did was told your partner to dress nicely and that was it. You drive your partner to Peterborough, to our business.
You walk through our departure lounge and enter the cockpit. You fly the plane while your partner sits and watches the Parisian skyline out the front window, and watches how you handle the plane.
Then you could swap. Your partner can take to the skies as the plane lands in Paris?
The choice is then yours. Will you propose to your partner from the cockpit, or make the experience that little bit more special? You could exit the plane and we can create the perfect romantic restaurant setting in our premises. Behind a starlight backdrop with views of Paris out the window, enjoy a romantic meal together. You could propose during dessert or before you start your meal?
Then hop back on the plane and fly back to Peterborough to celebrate your future plans for wedding bells.
Here at Jet Sim School we feel that the perfect valentine’s proposal in Peterborough should be personal to you. While Paris is the obvious option for romance, is there a place that is special to you? Perhaps you have somewhere you both dream of going together; maybe it’s your first holiday or a dream holiday?
If you want to create the perfect valentine’s proposal in Peterborough then give us a call!
We all set out goals, aims and resolutions for each New Year, but do you ever set a dream to achieve in the New Year? Here at JetSim School challenge you to set yourself a dream for 2020. This dream could be anything. It could be to feed a lion, to travel the world, to perform on stage, to meet your celebrity crush or even learn to fly a plane?
We always set challenges as our new year’s resolutions. So why not set treats. Instead of setting goals and challenges like stopping smoking or stopping drinking, set yourself a dream. Swap the goals of going to the gym more or working harder set yourself a dream that you will achieve.
This way, as you approach the end of the year you can look back over the previous year knowing that you have achieved your dream, even if you didn’t quite manage to manage to quit smoking or go to the gym more.
If your dream for 2020 is to fly a plane, then we can help!
If you live in Peterborough then you’re in luck. You can learn to fly a plane in Peterborough with our professional, experienced and fully trained pilot in a real-life cockpit. The cockpit looks just like one in a real plane, because it is one, just like in a real plane. Don’t believe us? Check out our gallery!
There are all the buttons, lights, switches and controls in all the same places that they are on a real plane. You can really learn to fly a place in Peterborough, and there is no risk of a crash.
You can even fly to and from the airports of your choice. If you have a holiday or flight booked in 2020, then why not fly there?
As well as setting targets and goals, why not set a dream for 2020?
Call our flight instructor team in Peterborough now to see how we can help achieve your dream of learning to fly a plane.
Being a pilot is a dream for many children at school. Yet when a child says that is what they want to become, an adult will often be the one to let them know it might not be possible. Instead the child is encouraged to be a teacher, doctor, bank cashier, shop assistant or similar.
If you had dreams of being a pilot when you were a child, then maybe now is your chance?
The aviation industry is booming and vacancies in this area are on the rise. Following your dreams and becoming a pilot is looking like an increasingly popular option for many children that had hopes of becoming a pilot when they grew up.
Research by aerospace giant Boeing has reported that the world will need around an extra 637,000 pilots by 2036. People are falling in love with flying overseas for their holidays. Holidays are now more affordable than ever before and people can afford to treat themselves to one or more holidays by place each year.
It is expected there will be a 40% growth in travel demand in expanding markets like Asia and the Pacific over the next 20 years.
However it isn’t just for holiday goers and travellers that pilots are needed. In early February last year delivery giant UPS ordered 14 Boeing 747 freighter aircraft in response to a 9% increase in freight demand that they experienced in 2017.
Pilots are needed!
However, if you’re not sure you are ready for a career as a pilot, or perhaps you feel it is too late to fulfil your dream of being a pilot, we may have the solution. If you book a flight simulator session with us you can be a pilot for the day! You will head through our departures lounge, through the plane and into the cockpit to experience what it is really like to be a pilot.
Jet Sim School; helping your dream become a reality!
Christmas is fast approaching and if you have children, this means one thing – visiting Santa. But where are the best places to visit Father Christmas in Peterborough? In this blog post we have put together some of the best places to visit Father Christmas in Peterborough. We have also listed things that you need to consider to make sure that your child has the best possible Father Christmas visit that they will remember for years to come.
The Garden Centre
Visiting Father Christmas in a garden centre is often the cheapest option. Some of the garden centres such as Dobbies have a really good set up for Santas Grotto and the elves are really friendly too. The present from Santa is pretty generic though and the visit with Santa is over in minutes which can be a shame.
There is a chance to go to Santa on a steam train in Peterborough too. This is a really nice experience and unlike the garden centre the ‘Santa visit’ lasts more than a few minutes, this creating memories that will last for years to come. The only consideration with the Santa Steam is that it is a group experience. This means there are lots of people on the steam train at the same time and it can get very busy and quite cosy.
What you may not know is that you can fly to visit Father Christmas from Peterborough! While this will cost more than your visit at the garden centre, the experience will last around 30 minutes and unlike the train journey, it’s for you and your family only. You will be able to submit your child’s letter to Santa to make a truly unique and personal experience. The present will also be based on your child’s sex and age. To create a memory that will really last forever, you can also buy the video footage of your child flying the plane to see Santa! The biggest downside to a Santa Flight experience in Peterborough is that it is extremely popular and you will need to book in advance.
Where do you think the best places to visit Father Christmas in Peterborough are?
Some people are just really hard to buy Christmas presents for. It might be your dad that pretty much has everything he will ever need or your sister in law who you really don’t know what to buy for her, but know it needs to be special. Perhaps you have been given the job of buying the gift for the boss with everyone’s donations?
Here at Jet Sim School in Peterborough, we have the solution.
A flight experience in Peterborough – you can give the gift of being a pilot this Christmas. It is an experience that the receiver will never forget and they’ll be talking about it for years to come. You’ll be known as the best Christmas present buyer by everyone they know!
You can also add on an extra little treat of the video footage of them flying the plane, this will show their face while they are flying the plane as well as everything they can see while up in the air.
Being a pilot is a great Christmas present because it is something that many people haven’t experienced. It’s also something people dream of from when they are very young and often think about when they are on a plane on the way to their holiday.
Things like hot air balloons are great experiences as Christmas presents too, but they are weather dependant. However, unlike a real airport, here at Jet Sim School the flight experience in Peterborough will take place, no matter the weather.
You, or the receiver of the gift can also choose where the flight experience goes. Whether you want to fly to Spain, circle a local airport or even fly to Lapland, this can all be done. You or the pilot can choose where they want to fly to and we can do the rest for you.
Being a pilot is a great Christmas present for anyone, of any age. Why not contact us now to hear about the different flight experiences in Peterborough that we can offer. We can create a flight experience to suit almost any budget and it will be talked about for years to come.
We have all taken our kids to the local garden centre, school fetes and similar. We pay around £10 to visit Father Christmas and it’s a quick ‘in and out’ process while your child gets a few minutes with a man in a false beard and a present that is aimed at a boy or girl, around their age.
But what if you could take a Santa visit in Peterborough to the next level?
What if you could pay slightly more for your child to help an elf find Santa. With a professional pilot your child gets on the plane and flies you to Lapland. That’s right, you are there too. You and any other family members can sit in the plane while your child sits in a real-life cockpit and feels like they are flying you to Lapland.
As a passenger on the plane you can see the skies out the window, and you’ll see the gorgeous sites of Lapland when you land. In front of you you’ll be able to see the footage of your child flying the plane. They’ll be twisting all the dials and pressing all the buttons, just as they would if they were a real pilot! Your child will feel like they really are flying to see Santa!
Then, on landing in ‘Lapland’ (but still being in Peterborough) your child and family will get off the plane and visit Santa.
Now when we say Santa, we mean Santa! Think Miracle of 34th Street – that is the Santa you can expect. Real beard, fabulous costume and the perfect ‘Santa’ voice too!
On booking you'll be asked questions about your child along with their hobbies and interests. Santa will then talk to your child about all the things you’ve told them. This could include their favourite pet, the last film they saw at the cinema, the goal they scored last week or that delicious cake they made for Grandma.
Your child will be completely swept up in the magic of Christmas. They will get their personalised present from Santa and then he will use his magic to transport you all back to Peterborough in a blink of an eye.
There is an option to purchase the footage on USB stick of them flying the plane if you wish.
As you can understand this is a very popular Santa experience in Peterborough. While we hate to mention Christmas in August, places are already getting booked up quickly. Please book your flying to Santa experience now to avoid disappointment.
Congratulations – you’re getting married! There will be lots of planning now, the venue, the food, the dress, the guest list and so much more. Some of this wedding planning will be easy; some may not be quite so easy. However there is something else you need to remember. Your Wedding Gift List. This is a fun thing to plan and a lovely thing for you and your partner to talk about and discuss.
Some people feel awkward about having a gift list. However, it is likely your guests will want to buy you a present. Without guidance you could end up with 7 toasters and 5 kettles. Unless you own a bed and breakfast, this probably won’t be useful!
So why not tell your guests what you would like?
If you and your partner have been living together for some time then you might not wants things for the house. Instead you may choose vouchers for your favourite shop or restaurant. Maybe you could ask guests to pay towards your honeymoon? Perhaps some experiences that you can enjoy together might be more up your street?
It’s a good idea to have a selection of options on your wedding gift list and these should be at different price points. This then covers those friends at work, and grandparents – who may choose to spend different amounts on your gifts.
It is recommended that you have a third of the amount of gifts as there are guests. This gives guests plenty of options, even if they leave it to the last minute.
For larger gifts you could set up a way of donations towards it. For example if you would love to have a couples flying experience with us, you could ask guests to put money in the pot towards the experience. This way you’ll still get to enjoy the amazing couples flying experience and you’ll have lots of guests to thank for it.
Alternatively, if you have a honeymoon planned and would like donations towards it, why not list some experiences you want to do and guests can pay for that? Alternatively they could pay for some cocktails on your honeymoon, or champagne and treats on the flight out to your honeymoon?
Don’t forget, if you’re a nervous flyer we run nervous flyer sessions so you can always book one of those to calm your nerves before your honeymoon?
If you’re feeling really generous and charitable, you could have an option to donate to a charity of your choice. This is a great feel-good option and is a nice touch for your guests too. This is especially the case if you explain why this charity is close to your heart.
As we mentioned in our last blog post, the holidays are fast approaching and this can be a scary time for many of us. If stepping aboard the plane with jelly legs and sweaty palms is something you want to avoid then have a look at the following top tips for nervous flyers.
It has been reported that 25% of people are nervous about flying so you are not alone. Follow these top tips for nervous flyers to keep your cool and stay calm so you can enjoy your holiday from start to finish.
Give Yourself Time
Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport. You’ll feel much calmer if you can get there early and grab a soft drink or read a book. Your anxiety, stress and nerves will be on high alert if you’re running late and worried about missing the flight.
Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine
While it might be tempting to grab a coffee to relax, the coffee will have the opposite effect. You’ll be on high alert, feeling more stressed and anxious than you did. While alcohol may be tempting to calm to nerves, or for some ‘Dutch Courage’, again it is worth avoiding. It won’t help you and it will make you feel worse.
Chat To Flight Attendants
Let the flight attendants know that you’re a nervous flyer. They can chat to you about your concerns and reassure you that you’re in safe hands. The flight attendants will have experience of dealing with nervous flyers so they’ll know how to calm you.
Make sure you pack a book, some puzzles or a magazine in your hand luggage. By keeping yourself busy and focusing on something you’ll forget about your worries. The time will also pass faster if you’re occupied on small tasks. If you are on a longer flight then try and rest or sleep to mitigate jetlag.
Remember The Stats
Travelling by air is the safest mode of transport. This shows you how safe flying really is and should help you stay calm. Also think positively. Think about where you are going, what you’ll do when you get there and how much fun you’ll have.
If you are really nervous about flying why not have a mini-trial before your holiday, on land? Why not book a fear of flying course with us? We can show you around the cockpit so you know what the captain can see. You can also see what to expect in the plane so you can put your mind at rest. Our fear of flying courses are really popular, so contact us now to book your space.
The holidays are certainly coming. For some of us this means jetting off abroad to enjoy some culture, sunshine and relaxation. For others it means a stay-cation where we can enjoy what England has to offer, and try and miss the showers that the British summer always brings!
We love stay-cations and we love holidays abroad too. What we don’t love is when we hear from people that can’t overcome their fear of flying and this means that they miss out on holidays abroad.
We want to help people like that. We don’t want people to miss out on their dream holidays due to fear of flying. In this blog post we have put together a few top tips for you. These should help you overcome your fear of flying and help you enjoy your dream holiday, wherever that may be!
The first thing you should do is familiarise yourself with flying. This can include talking to friends about what to expect on the flight, along with the sights and sounds you will experience. Have a look at YouTube videos too as these will show you what the inside of a flight is like and you can watch what to expect.
Alternatively why not book in for a flying experience in Peterborough with us? You can experience what it is like to fly a plane, in the comfort of Peterborough, knowing that nothing bad can happen. This will then give you the peace of mind of the sounds you can expect, what the pilot is looking at and how safe flying in a plane is.
It’s a good idea to check out the statistics too. It is likely you’ve heard some horror stories about flying in a plane and accidents that can happen. However, the real truth behind plane accidents is that there are very, very few. In fact the US reports that there is a one in 45 million chance of dying on a plane / in a plan accident. To put this into reality, it means you could fly everyday for 123,000 before it is likely you will die on the plane or in a flying accident.
If you’d like to overcome your fear of flying then why not give our friendly team a call? We have courses in place to help with peoples fear of flying and we know they will give you the confidence and peace of mind you need to book that dream holiday abroad.