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“It's the 'Real' thing !!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flight Experience

Flight Experience
Shop 9, QV Shopping Centre | Cnr Swanston & Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #133 of 491 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: Welcome to Flight Experience Melbourne located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.With thousands of satisfied customers, from aviation enthusiasts, to those with a Fear of Flying, to Corporate Events and Surprise Birthday Parties you really are flying the Friendly Skies when you fly at Flight Experience Melbourne.Our Boeing 737-800 Flight Simulator is the only one in Melbourne that is available for anyone to fly with No Experience necessary.Melbourne Flight Experience at QV Shopping centre also specialise in Airline Interview Preparation (Pilot Interview Training for all airlines eg Qantas, QantasLink, JetStar, Tiger Airways, Rex, Virgin Australia and many others), Instrument Recency and Corporate events.With Flights departing daily you can buy your loved one the Christmas gift of a lifetime at Flight Experience.With more than 20,000 worldwide airports in the data banks and full 180 degree HD visuals, fully curved screen and state of the art cockpit and high fidelity sound to deliver a total immersion experience. Welcome to the Captain's seat!YOU BE THE PILOT !
Melbourne, Australia
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“It's the 'Real' thing !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

It is so like the real thing....... You'll think YOU are actually flying the plane and what you can see is REAL. It's great !!

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“Great Present”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Bought the trip for my husband for his birthday, the "Pilots" who guide you are trainee actual pilots so can be as tecnical or as mainstream as you need. He had a great time selecting where he would land and talking the tech talk.

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“Crash a $20M plane and walk away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I received this session as a Father's Day gift. It was great. I'd practiced a bit using MS Flight Simulator beforehand but this was far far more realistic and complex - and entertaining. The "co-pilot" was excellent and we got to practice lots of landings.
Top class attraction.

Visited September 2011
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“If you are a dreamer like me - this is fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I've always wanted to be a pilot but I never did well at physics, maths and studies in general. This is a great experience and gives you an insight into how complicated it can be up the front of a plane. I have a newfound respect for pilots, especially when the you know what hits the you know what and they still manage to land the plane.
It is pricey but a lot of fun and worth a splurge once in you life time...... Maybe twice...

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“Flying from LAX to Hong Kong within the hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

What an experience... I recieved a voucher as a part of a birthday gift & now am worried that I may get addicted to the experience.

When you arrive, you get to chose which airfields around the world you wish to fly to. Apparently there around 20,000 + airfields in their database. You then get a briefing on the basic controls of a 737 through a quick tutorial video, followed by getting all strapped into the captain's seat of the flight deck.

Truely amazing experience which is hard to put into words. I am not one of those gamers or a person that plays with flight simulators on the computer. I am just an average Joe who has the occasional international and domestic flight during the year & was amazing to sit up in the captain's seat (even though it is a simulator), to experience what a pilot is required to do. You certainly gain an appreciation of what they are required to do for a simple trip from point A to point B

Visited December 2011
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