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Virtual Aerospace

Skyways House Sywell Aerodrome | Wellingborough Rd, Sywell, Northampton NN6 0BN , England
01604211336
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Ranked #2 of 36 Attractions in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Virtual Aerospace operate 2 professional 737 Flight Simulators at Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton. Our customers range from professional... more » Owner description: Virtual Aerospace operate 2 professional 737 Flight Simulators at Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton. Our customers range from professional pilots,enthusiasts, flight simulator fans and experience days to people with a severe fear of flying. All of our instructors are commercially qualified with a number flying as current airline pilots with various airlines. The remainder are full time professional flight instructors with over 50 different types and more than 60,000 flying hours between them. Our instructors have flown everything from Boeing B747, B707, B737, Airbus A319, A320 & A321 through to large propliners and fast jets. If you are looking for a 5* rated simulation experience then we are the perfect destination. « less
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Northampton
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My wife bought me the 30mins experience as a present. Went this week and was very impressed and had an excellent hour session. From the moment you arrive the treatment you get is great and the venue is very well kitted out. My wife came with me and was allowed to be present at evert stage of the process which... More

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Kent
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Not value for money. Not as advertised. Unattentive staff. Even had Closed sign on door but was unlocked so we went in and waited around for about 10 minutes before anyone bothered to deal with us.

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Mark737800, Manager at Virtual Aerospace, responded to this review

Hello Valve 56 - i am terribly sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us and as most readers will see your opinion doesn't reflect the views of the vast majority of people and sadly doesn't give them an idea to why you were unhappy. Perhaps you were frustrated because you turned up before we open at 10am (opening times... More

England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Checked in early at the Sywel location and had a good chat with the guy on reception who said he was a trained pilot but was struggling to find a flying job. We were taken into a briefing room and asked if we had any flying experience, before being taken into the simulator room. I was settled into the co... More

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Cirencester
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37 reviews 37 reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Travelled to VA yesterday for a 90 minute flight simulation. Like a lot of people, I had played on flight simulation computer games (landing on aircraft carriers, etc) but nothing could have prepared me for this experience! We arrived early (after a really nice light lunch at the Horseshoe pub nearby - recommended!) and were lucky enough to go into... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It's great because if you crash it doesn't cost you forty million quid. What a brilliant time, the instructor was ace really informative and helpful. Very professional and did everything he could to make it a good flight. Considering I've never flown a plane before I managed to take off and land in another country. Probably killed everyone in the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I booked a 30 min boeing737 flying sim for our 10 yr old via Jan who took our booking impeccable manners enthusiastic and full of info for our visit...very impressed..we arrived 20mins late because of traffic and our son Harry was to say the least worried as was I for it to be cancelled!!! Luckily for us it didnt and... More

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Courchevel, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Was bought a 90mins experience for my 50th. I arrived late, my fault, and was quickly introduced to the excellent FD, SImon, for the day. Was taken into a room and asked about my flying experiences. I haven't personally flown a plane for 25+ years, and only light aircraft at that! We chose touch and go, flying from Schipol, to... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I must admit, reading some the negative reviews before this 90 minute experience I had almost put me off. I'm so glad I didn't fully listen to them as the staff was so friendly, and my flight instructor Rhys just stood out, he was so helpful, caring and good at understanding what I wanted. This experience has defiantly made me... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I received the 30mins experience as a birthday gift (which I had requested) and had been really excited about doing this. Receptionist was very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic about my experience which was lovely. Jamie was my pilot so we had a chat about the plan on where we would fly and how I have always loved commercial aircraft and... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Booked this last week and arranged my visit to the flight simulator for a 90 minute session. Having played flight simulator on a home computer with a single joystick and keyboard I was hoping for a lot more... and it gave me that. The set up inside is authentic as you can get. So not every single button worked and... More

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