Full Motion Experience
Full Motion Experience
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
An experience company offering time and training in Level D Full Motion Aircraft Simulators usually reserved for commercial and military pilots. We encourage aviation enthusiasts or anyone interested in aviation to see what it’s like to pilot a Boeing 737NG or Airbus A320. Our instructors are all fully qualified Commercial and Simulator Pilots. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. A combined 30 years in fact (!) and over 45,000 hours of flight time in the air.
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  • Loz L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just fantastic.
    One of the best ways I have ever spent an afternoon! As purely an enthusiast of aircraft and machinery in general, I had always wanted to experience what it was like for the skilled pilots of the world to fly a sizeable passenger jet. My amazing wife found Full Motion Experience and bought me a voucher for an hour in a professional flight sim for a Boeing 737. After a pleasant exchange with the Full Motion team to sort the dates, it was off up the road to Burgess Hill on the 22nd July we went. On arrival we were greeted and shown in by a venue simulator engineer who was very welcoming. We then waited in the cafe surrounded by vending machines and with a view of the simulator hall. When it was time for my slot the gentlemen looking after me - an experienced pilot named Mak took us into a briefing room where we formally but in a relaxed fashion discussed what I wanted to get out of the time in the simulator. Once I had described I just wanted to experience controlling the aircrafts and listed off a few choice airports, Mak took my wife and I into the simulator machine itself and helped us get comfortable. The efficiency in how Mak set up the experience was incredible. Within minutes I was seated in the pilot flying left seat and Mak had established the aircraft for my first take off. As an instructor he was clear and precise, answered all questions easily and quickly, offered us plenty of different things to try and was a truly great host. The machine itself was nothing short of remarkable. I was told it had to be 99.9% accurate to real life and there is no kidding - it really was incredible. The sounds, graphics and motion felt as real as real can be without being in a real aircraft. It was easy to forget where you were. From the start to finish of this experience I was grinning, feeling perfectly comfortable and I haven't shut up about it to my friends and family since. I have come away with amazing photos/video clips and the best memory. Thank you Full Motion Experience and thank you Mak - I will be back one day!
    Hello! Thank you very much for the detailed review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and would love to see you again.
    Written July 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Nadia A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Remarkable experience
    Thank you Full Motion Experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the classroom teaching and simulator experience. Captain Mak, was amazing he answered all of my questions in detail and addressed all of my worries by thoroughly explaining everything. I feel so much more confident. This is a remarkable course and I recommend it for anyone who is afraid of flying.
    Hi Nadia! Thank you for leaving a review. We are so pleased the Fear Of Flying course looks to have been a success for you. As you know, up until your flight we are on hand to offer further support if need be. All the best.
    Written August 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Jabawokee
    London, United Kingdom35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not quite Miracle on the Hudson
    As an aviation enthusiast, this was an amazing and unforgettable experience. As soon as the flight deck door closes you are immersed into a number of real world flight scenarios. I elected take off from NYC, bird strike and engine flare out. The adrenaline was incredible! Of course you can fly circuits around LGW for a more calmer interaction of you so wish. I Would personally recommend the 737 over the A320, as you have to work harder in the cockpit Would highly recommend.
    Hi there! Thank you for leaving a review. Really pleased to hear that you had a good time with us. The B737 is definitely more of a workout on the upper body ... which is why some people prefer the A320 :-)
    Written September 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Trevor T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flight simulator, brilliant experience !
    My interest in aviation started with the basic Cessna 182RG simulator on my PC, and always wondered if I had learnt enough to be able to fly a sizeable jet. The opportunity to find out came when my very generous wife bought me a surprise Full Motion Experience. I was a little apprehensive not knowing what to expect but need not have been all thanks to the friendly manner of instructor Captain Mak. As part of the briefing he can assess your ability, knowledge and experience and tailor the experience to suit perfectly. That first experience was truly instructive, pleasurable and memorable. My reactions must have been obvious as my wife booked a second experience which turned out to be equally great ! I would thoroughly recommend anyone with the slightest inclination to try this rewarding experience to book with Full Motion Experience. The process is so simple and communication with them (Andy) is excellent.
    Hi Trevor! Thank you for the review. We are so pleased you have enjoyed your time with us. Mak tells me you did really well and that the landing your attempted went off without a hitch! Well done!
    Written September 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
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Kallen1000
Camberley, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
If like me you have allowed you fear of flying to stop you from making wonderful memories with your family - please book this course! You won’t be disappointed!

Captain Mak is an expert in offering factual and reassuring information about how an aircraft works. He explains the many safety aspects of the aircraft and will clearly address your individual concerns without judgement. Captain Mak gave me as much time as was needed to be sure that all my fears had been discussed thoroughly - he was able to knock every worry right out of the park. The simulator experience at the end of our session was fantastic, I felt as though I was on a real aircraft and it gave me the opportunity to test out my new, much more positive attitude towards flying.

I flew to Alicante at the beginning of August 2022 with my husband and my 2 young children. If I hadn’t taken this course I genuinely don’t think I would have been able to get on the plane! My girls absolutely loved flying and armed with so much knowledge from Captain Mak I was able to talk my girls through the different stages of the flight. A fellow passenger even complimented me on how it was lovely to hear the way I was explaining every thing to my children. When I told her I had been terrified of flying she couldn’t believe it. I never want my girls to fear and be held back like I was!

Just before my return to the UK I did unfortunately allow some anxiety creep back in a little and I was concerned about stormy weather. Captain Mak had been so kind to give me his contact details with the offer of future support if I ever needed it. I cheekily took him up on the offer and sent him a message about my concerns. Within 20 minutes Captain Mak had called me personally to reassure me once again. The following day he very kindly gave up more of his time to send me a weather report for my flight route to be sure that I had no concerns. It is very clear to me that Captain Mak has a good and kind heart and he runs this business as he has a genuine interest in helping people like me. I am sure I will be jetting off again with my family in the near future to make more memories.

Thank you Captain Mak for your life changing support! I am overwhelmed by your kindness and I am so grateful to you!

Katie Harverson
Written August 21, 2022
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Hi Katie! We are so pleased to hear that you have found the course to be helpful. In the nicest possible way ... we hope to not see you again! ... but are very much available and willing to help should you need further guidance with your phobia. All the best!
Written August 22, 2022
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Will A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
For my 21st birthday, I was fortunate enough to have a full motion flight simulator experience. I was made to feel very welcome from the instant I arrived, and the entire facility exuded cleanliness and professionalism.

I had a terrific time and would like to thank Mak in particular. Mak was my instructor who not only made my visit enjoyable and memorable, but also spent time explaining how to pursue a career in aviation. As a result, I've begun my Private Pilot License (PPL), with the goal of eventually earning a complete Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

I would highly recommend Full Motion Experience at Burgess Hill to anyone looking for a professional and immersive flight experience.
Written December 13, 2022
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Hi Will! Many thanks for leaving us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us AND that it sparked an interest in a career in aviation! Amazing! We wish you well in your endeavours and hope to see you again in the not so distant future. We may even be charging you professional pilot rates eh? All the best!
Written December 14, 2022
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Flyhigh A320
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
I've done many fixed base simulators, but nothing beats this.
Friendly and easy to book process, instructor Sia was 1st class.
Greeted 30min before our flight, taken to our briefing room and pilot Sia asked few questions about my experience and what I would like to achieve, then he briefed me about the instruments and what I needed to do.
Then off to the simulator, pilot Sia chose the airports for me which were, Madeira Gatwick and Innsbruck with one engine.
Coming out the simulator I was so buzzing I wanted to do it again, pilot Sia really does give you an unforgettable experience.
I loved it so much I've already booked my next 2hours.

Top pilot top service top company
I really highly recommend this experience to anyone.
Thank you full motion experience for an unforgettable experience.
Written November 16, 2021
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Hi Sara! The Full Motion really is a thing to behold isn't it? Great to hear Sia looked after you. Landing in Innsbruck must have been exciting! :-) Can't wait to have you in the cockpit next time.
Written January 25, 2022
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Jabawokee
London, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
As an aviation enthusiast, this was an amazing and unforgettable experience. As soon as the flight deck door closes you are immersed into a number of real world flight scenarios. I elected take off from NYC, bird strike and engine flare out. The adrenaline was incredible! Of course you can fly circuits around LGW for a more calmer interaction of you so wish.

I Would personally recommend the 737 over the A320, as you have to work harder in the cockpit

Would highly recommend.
Written September 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi there! Thank you for leaving a review. Really pleased to hear that you had a good time with us. The B737 is definitely more of a workout on the upper body ... which is why some people prefer the A320 :-)
Written September 4, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Loz L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
One of the best ways I have ever spent an afternoon!

As purely an enthusiast of aircraft and machinery in general, I had always wanted to experience what it was like for the skilled pilots of the world to fly a sizeable passenger jet.

My amazing wife found Full Motion Experience and bought me a voucher for an hour in a professional flight sim for a Boeing 737. After a pleasant exchange with the Full Motion team to sort the dates, it was off up the road to Burgess Hill on the 22nd July we went.

On arrival we were greeted and shown in by a venue simulator engineer who was very welcoming. We then waited in the cafe surrounded by vending machines and with a view of the simulator hall.

When it was time for my slot the gentlemen looking after me - an experienced pilot named Mak took us into a briefing room where we formally but in a relaxed fashion discussed what I wanted to get out of the time in the simulator. Once I had described I just wanted to experience controlling the aircrafts and listed off a few choice airports, Mak took my wife and I into the simulator machine itself and helped us get comfortable.

The efficiency in how Mak set up the experience was incredible. Within minutes I was seated in the pilot flying left seat and Mak had established the aircraft for my first take off. As an instructor he was clear and precise, answered all questions easily and quickly, offered us plenty of different things to try and was a truly great host.

The machine itself was nothing short of remarkable. I was told it had to be 99.9% accurate to real life and there is no kidding - it really was incredible. The sounds, graphics and motion felt as real as real can be without being in a real aircraft. It was easy to forget where you were.

From the start to finish of this experience I was grinning, feeling perfectly comfortable and I haven't shut up about it to my friends and family since. I have come away with amazing photos/video clips and the best memory.

Thank you Full Motion Experience and thank you Mak - I will be back one day!
Written July 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hello! Thank you very much for the detailed review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and would love to see you again.
Written July 27, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Austin
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Had an opportunity to fly to the UK to fly this simulator and the experience was tremendous from top to bottom. The staff was very gracious & were helpful in answering EVERY question that we had & being accommodating to our busy schedule. The training pilot was incredibly helpful , knowledgeable, relaxed and wonderful company. The simulator itself was one of the most incredible things ive ever experienced. It’s capable of simulating virtually any experience you from catastrophic failure to calm flying! When you sit in the left seat you feel as if you’re the captain of a commercial jet liner! Highly recommend this experience!
Written July 12, 2022
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Hi Austin, it was a pleasure having you and your colleagues in the simulator. Should you ever be in our neck of the woods again we would be pleased to have you. A suggestion for your next visit, difficult landings, extreme weather systems and dealing with failures.
Written July 13, 2022
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Traveller5star
Greater London, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
What an amazing experience. This is the second time having been on the A320 last year. This time I flew the Full Motion Boeing 737 for an hour and enjoyed every minute. The instructor pilot, Mak, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We had four circuits including Malta, Newark, Kathmandu and finally Gatwick. Crash landed at Newark but had a “like a pro” perfect landing at Gatwick. The graphics are incredible and the movement and controls are exactly the same as a real plane.
Written June 18, 2022
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Thank you for leaving a review it is very much appreciated. I talked with Mak about your time in the simulator and he tells me that you final landing was very much like a pro! Good work!
Written June 20, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trevor T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
My interest in aviation started with the basic Cessna 182RG simulator on my PC, and always wondered if I had learnt enough to be able to fly a sizeable jet.
The opportunity to find out came when my very generous wife bought me a surprise Full Motion Experience.
I was a little apprehensive not knowing what to expect but need not have been all thanks to the friendly manner of instructor Captain Mak.
As part of the briefing he can assess your ability, knowledge and experience and tailor the experience to suit perfectly.
That first experience was truly instructive, pleasurable and memorable. My reactions must have been obvious as my wife booked a second experience which turned out to be equally great !
I would thoroughly recommend anyone with the slightest inclination to try this rewarding experience to book with Full Motion Experience. The process is so simple and communication with them (Andy) is excellent.
Written September 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Trevor! Thank you for the review. We are so pleased you have enjoyed your time with us. Mak tells me you did really well and that the landing your attempted went off without a hitch! Well done!
Written September 11, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tim0908
Southam, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This was one of the experiences that will last in my memory a lifetime. From the moment of arrival where I was greeted by my pilot instructor it was a full on experience. The pre-briefing is daunting but builds up the excitement. Settling into the cockpit was next and then we were off from Gatwick. Wow! around London to a daylight landing followed by another lap and a night time landing (much more difficult), It was surprisingly difficult to taxi straight!
Then off to Madeira, not a good landing!! but exciting.
A day not to be missed if you get a chance, thank you Mak for your expertise and patience.
Written June 6, 2022
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It was a pleasure having you fly with us! Thank you for the kind words and we hope that the experience helped tick that box of wanting to know what it is like to be a commercial airline pilot :-)
Written June 20, 2022
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Nadia A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Thank you Full Motion Experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed the classroom teaching and simulator experience.
Captain Mak, was amazing he answered all of my questions in detail and addressed all of my worries by thoroughly explaining everything. I feel so much more confident.

This is a remarkable course and I recommend it for anyone who is afraid of flying.
Written August 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Nadia! Thank you for leaving a review. We are so pleased the Fear Of Flying course looks to have been a success for you. As you know, up until your flight we are on hand to offer further support if need be. All the best.
Written August 21, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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