Virtual Aerospace
Virtual Aerospace
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Virtual Aerospace operate 9 professional Flight Simulators in, Northampton, Manchester, Burgess Hill, Shoreham, Cardiff and Gloucester. Our customers range from professional pilots,enthusiasts, flight simulator fans and experience days to people with a severe fear of flying. All of our instructors are commercially qualified with a number flying as current airline pilots with various airlines. The remainder are full time professional flight instructors with over 50 different types and more than 60,000 flying hours between them. Our instructors have flown everything from Boeing B747, B707, B737, Airbus A319, A320 & A321 through to large propliners and fast jets. If you are looking for a 5* rated simulation experience then we are the perfect destination.
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Danny W
1 contribution
Jun 2023
Been wanting to fly a Vulcan Bomber for a long time, and what a great experience it was. My instructor Martyn was very knowledgeable, extremely competent and made the flight all hands on for me. Thanks for a good flight.
Written 27 July 2023
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Andy W
1 contribution
May 2023 • Family
Absolutely brilliant experience. Exciting and lots of fun. I am grateful to Martyn who did a first class job of assessing and advising how I could get the best out of the "sortie" and make the most of my time flying the Vulcan. His instruction was excellent and well paced and balanced, just right foe me . As the flight developed he set up some terrific surprises which added to the fun. Thank you as well for all your courtesy and consideration on day.
Highly recommended for any aviation enthusiast .
Written 31 May 2023
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Dean
3 contributions
Jun 2022
I was dealing with a lady called Elaine.
The Northampton branch had been shut down and so I asked for a refund, which was refused.
I considered Manchester because I didn't want to lose my money.
I asked for a load of dates when I was available, but they were unable to book me in when I wanted.
After many emails backwards and forwards she sent this email to me by mistake that should have gone to her boss.

It stated "another complainer", "thrown his toys out of his pram" and that she is happy "to play hardball".

This shows the level of support you get from them.
I do not want to travel to Manchester.
When I bought the voucher the Northampton site was open.
I have tried writing to them but they have just sent my letters back.
This was a Christmas present for my Son. Please do not make the same mistake as I did. They were unable to give me a date and you cannot guarantee you will get booked.
Also, you cannot book online you have to ring or email.
Absolutely useless.
Written 22 December 2022
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We understand your frustration with the booking times but i am shocked that you needed to make up the line about receiving an email by mistake. We have checked our records and that was never sent. In addition it is certainly not the sort of thing that Elaine would say.
Written 14 March 2023
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Nathen D
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The whole experiance was amazing, I took control of the Aveo Vulcan Bomber flight sim and it was amazing, exactly what I expected and more, you have free choice of where you want to fly from and what you want to do in the air, you get talked through the controls and the different guages so you know what your looking at and your confident, from take offs to landings you get to do the lot, the cockpit is a like for like rendition of the actual plane itself, the co-pilot/instructor was very friendly easy to talk to and we had a right laugh, if your aviation then this is an experience you don't want to miss out on.
Written 30 October 2022
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kevin o
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Fantastic experience in the Vulcan, worth every penny, you do feel like you are flying the aircraft. Big thanks to Greg my co pilot who explained everything I needed to do without getting too technical. We had a great flight around the lake District and only crashed once, sorry to the people of Kendal. Highly recommend the experience. I will be back for the Spitfire.
Written 2 September 2022
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Andyc8255
Cambridge, UK21 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
I have always wanted to be a Pilot from a very young age - and this was absolutely the best next thing (without the years of hard work, training, delays and everting else pilots have to endure!).

The simulator experience was amazing - it all felt so real, and every interaction with the controls resulted in the plane responding in a way that felt entirely realistic.

Tim was my instructor for the day - a man of considerable knowledge and experience who explained how the plane worked in great detail (perfect for an aviation enthusiast) and who made the whole experience great fun. It was easy to believe you were actually sat in the cockpit of a real 737 at times

Certainly as close as I will ever get to the real cockpit of a 737 and an absolute blast - highly recommended
Written 14 August 2022
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GBcih
Peterborough, UK4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
A brilliant experience, recommend to all non pilots
Howard my instructor was fantastic ,making all the tuition and flights a really memorable occasion
Travel anywhere in the world , in real time
Written 9 June 2022
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Jonathan S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Had a flight simulator experience with Gary which was very professionally delivered, fun and he was very engaging with myself and my family who came along to watch. Would definitely recommend, great set up and great experience all round, 10/10!
Written 28 May 2022
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Carla Couto
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Absolutely amazing experience. So informative and insightful. Would definitely recommend.

Big shout out to Tim U. - so knowledgeable, calm and reassuring. Thank you so much for a memorable flying experience.
Written 24 May 2022
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Telbel2017
Rushden, UK2 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Today I went to Virtual Aerospace in Northampton for a flight experience on a 737 flight simulator. I had an amazing time. Howard was a brilliant pilot instructor who offered me a range of options to experience.
I had wanted to do this for a long time but never did I think it would be so fantastic I will definitely do this again and I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to all my friends.
Thank you Howard for such a great adventure.
Written 20 May 2022
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