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Flight Simulators Midlands

Address: Coventry Aeroplane Club, Rowley Rd | Coventry, CV3 4FR, Coventry, England
Phone Number: +44 845 474 7737
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Ranked #1 of 23 Activities in Coventry
Type: Other fun and games, Fun & Games
Owner description: Flight Simulators Midlands are delighted to offer you a thrilling experience on board a real...
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Type: Other fun and games, Fun & Games
Owner description: Flight Simulators Midlands are delighted to offer you a thrilling experience on board a real B737-800 motion simulator or a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet simulator with simulated motion or an Airbus A320 real aircraft, converted into a simulator. All are fitted with the latest Glass Cockpit Instrumentation (PFD/ND or EFIS)and the latest graphics available. Fly the mountains around Salzburg or the waterways of Hong Kong. These simulators have trained thousands of professional pilots over the years. (They are not replica simulators like many on offer). Now it's your turn to sit where they did and learn the tricks of the trade. We highly recommend a full hours flight time to get the best from your visit. Welcome on board. Captain Chris Rigby (Chief Pilot FSM)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I went on the Air Bus simulator with Matt my instructor last Saturday. This was my second flight experience bought for me at Flight Simulators Midlands. I thought my first was profound but this time my expectations were by far surpassed. Having learned more this time round from the briefing, Matt took me through the programming basis of the Air... More 

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I decided to try this experience as one of my 50th birthday presents. I went with my wife and although she didn't fly, like me, loved the flying experience. We arrived and were met by Captain Chris Rigby and after discussion and advice opted for the hour flying time - do it! - it's worth it! My instructor was Phil... More 

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Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Well done and yes, the extra half hour is a must to really enjoy this experience. Phil is a new instructor with us and has come from BA 747 and Airbus. He'll be pleased he gave you a good trip. Do come back and try one of the other aircraft. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing experience if you love aviation. Very professional staff, and realistic simulator in graphics which makes it even better. The pilot that was with me in the simulator was Pilot Tibor, and he made me feel extremely comfortable with all the mechanisms inside the cockpit and explained everything nice and clear. I'll definitely recommend it to anyone... More 

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Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time with Tibor. He's quite a character. Please come again and try the 'JUMBO' 747. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Having been given a ‘flight’ on a 737 as a Christmas Present I was more than a little apprehensive as the day approached. However, I was quickly put at ease and, after watching the film found myself seated in the co-pilot’s seat by my instructor, Dave. Dave quickly and skilfully assessed my ability and soon had me flying out of... More 

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Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Well done Mary. Dave will be pleased you enjoyed the trip. Come and try the Airbus some time. That's a super machine. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Definetley a worthwhile experience for any aviation enthusiasts who have never been at the controls of an airline passenger plane. Captain Dave made me feel at ease, and his instructions were clear and precise, which inspired me with confidence. I managed two take off and landings with out incident, which made me feel really good. A real worthwhile experience I... More 

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Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Dave is an ex BMI Baby captain so knows the aeroplane really well. Glad you enjoyed the trip. Yes, do come and see us again and don't forget your return flight discount. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I gave this to my 83 year old father as a Christmas present. It was a total surprise for him until we arrived at the airport. So he had no expectations whatsoever. It was a huge success. His Pilot, David was brilliant - a great sense of humour and was very patient with him. We flew in and out of... More 

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Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Thanks - Dave will be pleased you dad enjoyed himself. Do come again. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What can I say, received as a gift and what an experience. Very polite and friendly staff who made me feel at home and more than welcome. Started with the briefing on the 747 controls via computer in a nicely laid out room. Briefing concluded with a short video of planes landing at the old Hong Kong airport skimming roof... More 

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Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Thanks Barry. Yes, Paul is a great instructor and has been a captain on the 747 for many years. Sadly he will be leaving us soon to join Jet2 on the 737. We have a new instructor who is a senior F/O with BA on the 747. Glad you had a great time. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Flew around the Alps yesterday's and landed in Salzburg without major incident! Great experience to give an insight into the pilot's world. Staff were pleasant and happy to answer all questions. The intro on the computer was well prepared and helpful in getting me started. The instructor was calm, encouraging and clear. The longer experience would be well worth the... More 

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Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Well done Lynda. Yes the hour is well worth doing. Look forward to seeing you again. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The trip was received as a gift from my wife at Christmas. On arrival, my wife and I were met by a very friendly member of the staff who took my details and explained the agenda for the visit. The PowerPoint presentation which explained the principles of flight plus showing the layout and function of the controls for the 747-... More 

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Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Thanks Frank. Yes, the hour is a must really. Glad you enjoyed and Paul will be pleased you had a good time. Look forward to seeing you again. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband has just come back from his second flight... and hasn't stopped talking about it. Pilot was brilliant. My 14 year old son had a go too. No crashes, well apart from one little building... And Hong Kong's skyscrapers still intact - just. So proud of them both!

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Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Come on Jill. Your turn next. The ladies do very well at flying these machines. Better than the men on average. Oops I shouldn't really say that! - Captain Chris Rigby More 

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