Flight simulator experiences

Do you remember the Krypton Factor with Gordon Burns? It was a cross between a quiz show and a physical challenges, and it was one of the UK’s biggest shows of the 80s. (We did only have 3 or 4 channels, so you can’t blame us too much).

Well if you remember it, you’ll remember the flight simulator round, where contestants used a state of the art Jumbo Jet simulator to land on the world’s most recognisable airports – although it was usually Hong Kong, with the famous runway jutting into the water. And that’s what we’ve got here – experience flying a passenger jet in a top of the range flight simulator, many with all the hydraulics and movement to make it as real as you can get to flying a real passenger plane.

First off, here’s my recommended flight sim experience.

Alasdair’s recommended passenger jet flight simulator experience

30 Minute Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Trip In Newcastle-upon-tyne Picture Red letter days Logo  30 Minute Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Trip In Newcastle-upon-tyne £50.00
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This costs quite a bit but it’s the cheapest gift you can buy that’s on Boeing plane. If you’re just after a great experience in a great simulator at a great price, you can’t go far wrong with this.

Moving or not moving? Which is the best flight simulator?

Well obviously it’s the moving simulator, with all the hydraulics and power to make you feel like you’re really flying. You’ll be pushed back into your seat at take off, and feel the acceleration and breaking, as well as getting banged about a bit on landing. These sims are what the professionals use for training, and as such, they cost a lot more. I think they’re worth the extra, because they give you a truly immersive experience. I’d go as far as to say that in the Jet Fighter Simulator, movement is more important because the jerking and acceleration are all part of those sort of planes. Your typical jumbo jet or 747 is far more controlled and you won’t be banking round tight corners or looping the loop, so it’s not quite as important – especially bearing in mind the price difference.

That’s not to say the sims without movement are rubbish – it’ll still take all your concentration to pull all the right knobs and levers in the correct order, and it’s still like flying a plane. As long as you know what you’re buying, there won’t be any surprises. It’s just a choice you’ll need to make for yourself. Is it worth around £150-£200 extra to have movement in your experience.

Here’s a rundown of the best prices for static flying sims versus ones that move. Have a click through and see which you prefer and then buy your favourite.

Passenger jet simulators that don’t move – best prices in the UK today

30 Minute Fighter Pilot Flight Simulator Experience Picture Buyagift Logo  30 Minute Fighter Pilot Flight Simulator Experience £39.00
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2 For 1 90 Minute Flight Simulator Experience Picture Buyagift Logo  2 For 1 90 Minute Flight Simulator Experience £149.00
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Passenger jet simulators with moving hydraulics – best prices in the UK today

15 Minute Motion Cessna Simulator Flight In Bristol Picture Red letter days Logo  15 Minute Motion Cessna Simulator Flight In Bristol £70.00
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Author: Alasdair

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