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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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Type: Amusement
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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 November 26, 2014 NEW

Just got back from flying the Boeing 747-400 to Heathrow. So excited and am still buzzing about the whole package. Even my favourite tune 633 Squadron was played on the instructional video. Everyone I met was friendly and my Instructor Chris was amazing. Thank you for a great time. I will be back

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

For those of us who have an interest in aviation this experience really deserves a tick on your bucket list. I had chosen the Boeing 737 simulator and was introduced to my instructor Dave, who had been flying this type of aircraft for 18 years, so I should be in safe hands! We took off from Salzburg, flew through the... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Purchased as a voucher this experience proved to be more than we had expected and excellent value for money, would recomend the 737 with motion, our instructors where more than helpful so full marks to Roy and Josh, Chris and all his staff are very friendly and the facilities there are 1st class

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

Always pleased to hear your thoughts. Come and try the 747 next time. She's a big girl. - Captain Chris Rigby More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Really excellent simulation! My 13 year old son is in RAF cadets and loved the chance to have a real go. Would have just liked longer!!

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

Simple. Come again and try one of the other machines. - Captain Chris Rigby More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Attended with my wife in the jump seat of the 737, I managed to keep her breakfast down! This is a great present for those who want a real test of a pilots lot - challenging and immersive, but you wouldn't want to go if it wasn't. We were made welcome by all of the staff and by the Fling... More

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

Thanks. The visuals on the 737 are what are called 'collimated' displays and use giant concave mirrors and are very accurate. We also use the latest software available and it is very realistic, especially when you see the moving traffic along the motorway! Do come and see us again - Captain Chris Rigby More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A 70th birthday treat. Flying from Salzburg over the mountains. Fantastic experience. The instructor was recently retired Virgin Atlantic pilot, Julian Wiggin. Well worth the money. All the people there made us very welcome.

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

Yes, Julian is excellent. I'll pas your comments on to him. Do come back and explore more about the aeroplane - Captain Chris Rigby More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My family gave me this present for my birthday. I had a PPL but have not flown for 35 years. My instructor was Pete Green, who was extremely patient as I was a complete idiot to start with. Found the hole experience completely absorbing and would recommend any one to experience this. Derek Hackett

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

Thanks Derek. Glad you enjoyed it and Peter will be pleased you had a good time. See you again perhaps. - Captain Chris Rigby More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had a great time for a birthday treat on the 747 simulator Josh was a good teacher and although I didn't crash it was close flying in to Saltzburg. Very pleasant staff .can recommend it. John.

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

Glad you enjoyed the trip John. Come and see us again. - Captain Chris Rigby More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was given the Boeing 737 F.S. experience as a 70th birthday present and thoroughly enjoyed it. The pre-flight presentation was excellent and easy to follow (the coffee helped) and the staff were friendly and helpful. My instructor was Tibor,a former 737 pilot and, although he'd doubtless done this many times before, he made the whole experience seem fresh and... More

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

I'll pass on your comments to Tibor. He is very good value for money as are all our instructors. Thanks Mike. Look forward to seeing you again some time. - Captain Chris Rigby More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I paid for the 1 hour session for my son for the Boeing 737 with motion and I accompanied him during the session. My son "plays" flight simulator X with Track IR which has impressive graphics and controls. The simulator however takes things to a whole new level. It really is very realistic. The staff were all very friendly and... More

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

Hi Mark. Thanks for the comments. Your instructor Mark and I used to fly together in Ryanair. He got his command at a young age and has a great career in front of him. I was delighted when he rang the other week and asked if he could come in and instruct occasionally. Glad you both enjoyed the trip. Come... More

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