The Flight Experience
The Flight Experience
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Flight Experience, formerly The 737 Experience boasts two full scale flight simulator - Boeing 737-800 & Airbus A320. Based just a 10-minute walk from Newcastle City Centre. Our simulators use only the best industry hardware, software and visual setup to make it the most immersive simulator in the North of England.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mark W
    1 contribution
    Great experience
    On arrival I had a warm welcome from Aidan who was my instructor for the 90 minute 737 experience, he was qualified commercial pilot with plenty of knowledge. He was really friendly explained everything clearly and had a sense of humour. The simulator felt realistic in my opinion and I really enjoyed the experience. Would I go again yes I would.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Paul T
    Royton, United Kingdom49 contributions
    Brilliant realistic aviation experience. A must for every enthusiast.
    What a fantastic time I had today at flight experience. 1 hour in the 737 sim and 1 hour in the A320 sim Enjoyed every minute. The sim is so realistic and I must say what a top guy the pilot was Aiden. He was so informative and helpful. Great personality really put you at ease. Very chilled atmosphere to enjoy this aviation experience. Loved every minute....
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 February 2023
  • K johnstone
    4 contributions
    737 flight experience
    What an amazing experience! Well worth the money, this was a gift from my daughter and son in law, I’ve always wanted to fly a 737 and today I got the chance. The instructor was very friendly and put me at ease, he explained all the controls and I took off and landed several times… I would highly recommend the experience I can now tick this off my bucket list.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Judith S
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Excellent experience
    This was bought as a birthday gift the A320. Was a bit apprehensive but was soon put at ease. Thoroughly enjoyed the 30 minutes. It went over too quick. Was so interesting to see the view a pilot would see and they explained everything to me. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone of any age.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 April 2023
  • William D
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom31 contributions
    Outstanding.
    Fantastic, such an excellent experience. Lovely kind and professional staff, Mindful of disability adapted to suit, It’s the real deal. Better than I expected. One of the best things Iv ever done. Definitely gonna book again soon. Highly recommend for anyone in any group or solo. Such an amazing thing. You’re gonna be amazed. 10 out of 10
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 April 2023
  • DerekLyall
    2 contributions
    A flight to remember
    What an absolute blast A totally amazing experience. Many thanks to Kurran for showing me the ropes, you’re one cool pilot and instructor! I will be back for another go in the near future and have recommended your company to my family and friends.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Philip P
    1 contribution
    Something different to try. Give it a go - you wll enjoy it.
    I really enjoyed the experience. The A320 is much better to fly than the 737 as it does a lot of the work for you - even when flying it manually. I managed to fly - and land - at various airports including the old Hong Kong airport which was very interesting given that the only way of doing it was manually and by sight! I would recommend the flight xperience even if you have only a very basic knowledge of aircraft because the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful and will guide you through things in a very professional manner.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 April 2023
  • carlisle02
    Carlisle, United Kingdom11 contributions
    737 experience
    We booked the 1 hour 737 experience as a gift for our sons birthday. He loved every minute of it, his instructor Aidan was brilliant in letting him take control. He flew in and out of 2 locations and experienced a touch and go. He now wants us to book further experiences (and my husband also wants a go) and it has made him want to be a pilot even more.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 16 May 2023
  • Graeme F
    1 contribution
    Excellent experience
    We booked this as a birthday gift for our 10 year old son. He loved every minute of it! Already wanting to go back again. Must admit I too was taken aback at how good the set up was. So realistic and positive feedback from instructor made my son want more. Definately going to go back and may even book a session for myself.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2023
  • chrissy20586
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom36 contributions
    Wow 10/10
    Absolutely brilliant for my little boys 6th birthday. The pilot who was helping him really made the experience for us. What a great guy with amazing knowledge. Let my boy fly and go where he wanted. We will 100% do this again and would recommend anyone to try it. Amazing. A massive thank you to the pilot working 3:30pm 30th June. Thanks so much, you really made this experience fantastic. Good luck with your commercial licence,, you’ll be fantastic.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2023
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DURHAM228 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish. Jarvis was very knowledgeable and explained everything to our grandson. Although we where behind in the observation deck it felt so real like we where actually flying well worth the money we'll done team this is a brilliant experience.
Written 10 February 2024
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Beeby281103
Coatbridge, UK1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Solo
Received a 60min session as a gift experience….it was amazing. Always been an aviation geek and this is probably as close as you can get to real thing for us non pilot types. Was met by jasper and Will who were brilliant and could not do more to make sure the experience was as enjoyable as can be, from offering drinks while they set up to accommodating any flying scenario/location I wished. Jasper was especially good with his instructions….

Will definitely be back.
Written 9 February 2024
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David B
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Solo
Brilliant lifelike experience with Jasper, a very confident and competent instructor. Planned a realistic flight from LHR to LBA from gate to gate. Terrain very real too. Highly recommended. Will definately book again. 5*
Written 2 February 2024
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Voyage63964775391
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Solo
Loved it, haven't flown for over 40 years, so pleased i did it was a great experience, would certainly do it again, 100% recommend
Written 24 January 2024
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Adam W
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
I had a 737-800 experience with Lee. It was absolutely incredible. The two hours went by so fast and it really was so immersive. A big thanks to Lee, who was very knowledgeable regarding the aircraft, but also for finding a balance between letting me do my own thing and then helping me or showing me what to do with some other aspects of the flight.

I would 100% recommend this to anyone interested in aviation, with even the smallest amount of knowledge.
Written 19 January 2024
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Savanah K
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Solo
The flight was booked as a present from the wife. I have to say it was a fantastic experience. Both the guys are friendly . The cockpit layout looks realy complex but you are helped a lot by your instructor. I had 1hr and it quite literally flew by. Well worth a visit. You will leave with a big smile and want to go back. Brilliant time. Big thanks to both you guys.
Written 12 January 2024
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Dreamer58834068158
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
This was booked as a christmas present for my son. We were greeted by Jarvis & from the minute we arrived it was amazing! Jarvis had so much knowledge & a lovely guy. Takes great pride in his job & made my sons experiance extra special!! He done the 737 experiance for 60 minutes and i wish i had booked longer. Thank you so much for such excellent service & an amazing experiance.
Written 7 January 2024
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Ed B
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Solo
I'm a regular visitor and can't praise the team here highly enough. I've been in both the A320 and 737 simulators and both are great fun.
Written 5 January 2024
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Lea86871519
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Took our two boys to the Lapland experience . Both had an amazing time ! Thank you for making this such a great, Christmasy experience for them ! Would highly recommended
Written 22 December 2023
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Wardy
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Absolutely amazing experience, always wanted to fly a plane since I was a little boy and guess this is the closest I’ll get to a 737. Jarvis, the young instructor I had was an absolute credit to the company and himself. He was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make the experience informative yet fun and as realistic as possible without it being extremely difficult for a novice with no flying experience.
He made sure you received value for money and you got the impression he took pride in ensuring that you enjoyed the experienced.
Highly recommended and will be back for another flight. Thanks
Written 19 December 2023
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The Flight Experience is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 - 21:00
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 18:00