We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Coventry Aeroplane Club, Rowley Rd | Coventry, CV3 4FR, Coventry, England
Phone Number: +44 845 474 7737
Website
Description: Flight Simulators Midlands are delighted to offer you a thrilling...
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)
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 472 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 415
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Amazing experience, recommend highly

Got bought a voucher forb30 mins in the 737 for my 20th birthday, when we got there we were offered a further 30 mins for £60 extra, to which we said yes. My Dad went in for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
JackSeven
,
Leicester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

472 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
nuneaton
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My wife purchased this as a Christmas Present. You need to ensure you pay attention to the paperwork FSM were pleasant to deal with and welcoming. Power Point briefing gave an insight into flying and the planes layout with regards to the controls. Dave the instructor seemed to know what he was doing, and despite my best efforts kept the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Hi Wolfman. No it's not an arcade game. We try to show you as closely as we can what it's like to control one of these fast moving aircraft and yes Dave does know what he is doing as he was a BMI Baby captain for many years. Do come again and try one of the other machines. - Captain... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Got bought a voucher forb30 mins in the 737 for my 20th birthday, when we got there we were offered a further 30 mins for £60 extra, to which we said yes. My Dad went in for the first half an hour, landing at Innsbrook, I had the second half an hour, taking off and landing at Hong Kong. Really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Thanks Jack. Glad you both enjoyed it. Yes, on the day, if we have space we offer the extra time out at a discounted price. Glad you took the decision to do that. Come and try one of the other simulators soon. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

My second visit here, once as an observer, the second in the hot seat. It's great to see how one of these big 747 planes works, it's a lot harder than they make it seem but I suppose with practice anything looks easy. My instructor, Phil, was very knowledgeable and friendly so I could takeoff and land a couple of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Glad to see you again Clive. Yes Phil is very good. He is an current Senior First Officer on the 747 and knows it very well. Come and try the 737 or Airbus next time - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

After a introduction to the basic principles of flying, I spent an enjoyable hour at the controls of a 737. Landed at Jersey airport then through the valleys of Austria, landing at Innsbruck. My instructor Phil was extremely helpful and was extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, and I felt very relaxed and comfortable. Bring on the747!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Hi Stephen. Glad you enjoyed the flight. We have just installed new flight software on the 747 and it's flying like a dream. Don't forget you get £50 off your next flight if you book within 7 days of your last one. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was my second visit having completed a 30 minute flight last September in the 747. This time round I paid the extra for a 1 hour flight in the A320. Really enjoyed every minute of it. Matt my instructor was really pleasant and friendly and was happy to answer any questions. As soon as you get in the seat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Thanks crazydog. Yes Matt has done really well and is a current pilot on the 320. Glad you enjoyed it. Don't forget we will be taking the 320 into space soon. Awesome!! -- Captain Chris Rigby More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Great experience to find out what's going on at the front end of all those business flights I've made. The FSM team are real expert pilots and make it easy for a novice to successfully takeoff and land. After an hour in the simulator I feel like having a go in a real 737. I want more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Well done Andrew. Come and try the 747. She's a big girl. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Most of us will never get to fly a jet liner, but sitting in the cockpit of one of FSM's simulators is a fantastic way to see what it is like. We had a 60 minute "flight" in the Boeing 737 simulator preceded by approximately 30 minutes "pre flight" instruction and can't wait to have another go. Our instructor (Tibor)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Thanks Mand. Glad you enjoyed the trip and yes please come back. Not sure about the motives of the previous reviewer. We think she had a mission but pleased she is on her own. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I gave this to my partner as a 65 birthday present. Although we had to travel a great distance to do this it was well worth it. We were warmly welcomed by all the people we met. We were given a 45 minute briefing of how an aeroplane flies and then he did his flying experience. I paid an extra... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Thanks guys. Did you come all the way down from Edinburgh? Very pleased that you felt it worth while. Dave is a great instructor and was delighted with your comments. It's always nice to be appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again - Captain Chris Rigby More 

London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Having wondered what the experience of actually flying an aeroplane would be like . Today I found out . Exhilarating is the word. The simulator is very real , instruction of a very high standard , my instructor Anthony was patient, explained with gusto the whole operation in the cockpit . Well done !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Thanks Baz. Anthony is proving to be a top instructor. Do come again. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Brought the 737 experience as a gift for my Brother and then decided to buy one for myself so we could go together. Booking was easy and we were given the option of upgrading to 45 mins of flying each as opposed to 30 mins, which we opted for. On arrival you get your photo taken, which you can buy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chris R, Owner at Flight Simulators Midlands, responded to this review

Glad you guys had a good time. Come and try the 737 for the full hour with the motion. Awesome. - Captain Chris Rigby More 

Travelers who viewed Flight Simulators Midlands also viewed

 
Coventry, West Midlands
 

Been to Flight Simulators Midlands? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Flight Simulators Midlands staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?