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All experiences can be purchased as a gift voucher for someone else, just leave their details and the occasion when paying (or contact us) and we will e-mail you their personalised gift voucher as soon as we can, usually the same day. Perfect for last minute surprises!
What happens on the day?
Book your once in a lifetime experience, also ideal as a birthday gift, on the flight simulator at Sibson Aerodrome and get virtually airborne in a Boeing 737-800! You can experience being an airline pilot with either a 30, 60, 90 or 120 minute thrilling experience.
Jet Sim School is located on the small and always welcoming Sibson Aerodrome, just a few miles from the city of Peterborough. The simulator is fixed base and is an exact replica of the Boeing 737-800 airliner. The flight deck is extremely realistic which incorporates an array of screens, displays, buttons and numerous levers that really does blow your mind. It demonstrates how far aviation has improved since the steam gauges of years gone by.
As you take your seat in the cockpit for your flight sim experience at Sibson, the engines will be ready and prepared for take off, with the plane positioned on the tarmac at the end of the runway. This enables you to take off promptly and get airbourne, safely under the supervision of your co-pilot here in Peterborough.
During your 30 minute experience you will reach 10,000 feet soaring above the clouds, then you can commence an approach into London Heathrow or another airport of your choice. Will you have what it takes to land safely?
Book the 60 minute experience or longer and you will be provided with extended flying time in the simulator, which enables you the option of flying from Stansted to Heathrow for a touch and go, over the city of London to see the sights and back to Stansted for another full approach and landing, or why not chose to practise a hair-raising landing at Kai Tak or Innsbruck or even ask to take up exciting challenges like bad weather or controlling the plane in an event of an engine or other system failure failure! With over 15,000 airports world wide to choose from, we're sure we've got an experience of a lifetime waiting for you. You could even start at the gate, fire up the engines during pushback and taxi out to the runway just like the pro's.
The simulator and experience is suitable for everyone from a novice with absolutely no experience to a private pilot licence holder. It provides you with an amazing and unique experience regardless of your abilities and you are guaranteed a fantastic time here at Jet Sim School. So book now and earn your aviation stripes!
When is it Available?
Weekdays, weekends and some evenings throughout the year, book now to avoid disappointment!
Any special requirements?
Minimum age 16, and under 18’s must be accompanied on site by a responsible adult
Minimum height of 4 ft 8 ins
You should be in good health and free from heart, back or neck problems. Also be aware that the simulator could aggravate motion sickness or other conditions so please bear that in mind before you book
One form of photographic ID will be taken on the day
Are spectators welcome?
Spectators are welcome, but please bear in mind that only two spectators are permitted behind the simulator at any time.