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Address: Shannon, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 061 363687
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Atlantic AirVenture is an Aviation Education and Flight Simulation Centre...

Atlantic AirVenture is an Aviation Education and Flight Simulation Centre located 3 miles from Shannon Airport.The Centre runs a range of activities and events for budding aviators,ACE Camp runs for June and July and is an ideal introduction to aviation for ages 8-12.The Flight Simulation Centre offers a range of Flight Simulators available on a pre booked basis. Of special interest to those with a passion for the 'heavies' is our B737NG Fixed Base Simulator, this is of the type used to train real pilots. So if you would like to see Ireland with a birds eye view, while in Command of a Jet Airliner, Atlantic AirVenture is not to be missed!

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a magical place

Even if you have only a passing interest in aviation, this place is well worth a visit. The flight simulator is a fantastic experience, and there are many exhibits which would be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
john and aileen b
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Askeaton, Ireland
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Askeaton, Ireland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Even if you have only a passing interest in aviation, this place is well worth a visit. The flight simulator is a fantastic experience, and there are many exhibits which would be of interest to most if not all visitors. The staff are friendly and helpful. It's a 'must see', and you could easily spend a few hours here. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Super centre full of information and real jets on display. There is also a simulator you can have a go in, for all ages young and old. Would highly recommend a visit if you have an interest in planes.

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1 Thank KirkbyE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

very friendly and informative staff, as for the 737 simulator, brilliant experience and tuition. well worth the trip from Wicklow 2hrs 15min

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2 Thank Trevor H
Kinsale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I got this for my boyfriend as he loves airplanes. I though it'd be fun for me too but I didn't expect it to be as good as it was! We got to compete against each-other on the flight simulator. Then my boyfriend did the 737 take-off and landing which was actually amazing; it was the cockpit of a real... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

If you have a few hours to spare I would highly recommend a visit to Atlantic Airventure in Shannon the museum is fab, the staff who work there are very knowledgeable and made our visit very enjoyable. Well worth a visit

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I got my boyfriend a voucher for a go on the 737 simulator for his birthday. After booking online, I got a very promt, professional and friendly email from Jane at Atlantic AirVenture, which set the tone for the service we got at every stage. I have no knowledge of aviation or engineering but I found our visit really interesting... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had an hour booked in the simulator and was really looking fiat's to it. The briefing beforehand was fairly straightforward but there was so much to remember. It didn't matter however as when i got to the simulator the pilot in charge was very clear in his instructions. I couldn't believe how realistic the simulator felt. It is a... More 

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Thank doubleO8
County Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I got an hour on the simulator as a present from my wife, and all I can say is WOW. You start off with a briefing on what's what on the plane which is excellent and then into the cockpit. I must say the experience of sitting in the cockpit really does make you feel like you are actually flying.... More 

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Thank Nick J
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Because the simulator was unavailable due to the air show, the "tour" was over in 10mins. Not a lot of value for the €6 entrance fee. maybe in time with a few more exhibits e.t.c.

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Thank Alan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If I am honest, Probably the best 45 minutes this YEAR! Child hood dream come true! Worst thing about this experience is that it was WAY too short! I literally would have stayed here all day. Comes very very very very highly recommended. One thing is for sure and make no mistake...... I WILL BE BACK. The lady opened up... More 

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