Flightdeck Reality
Flightdeck Reality
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Have you ever wondered what it feels like to take the controls of a real airliner? Well now is your chance to find out! Welcome to Flightdeck Reality where you can experience the thrill of flying in our state-of-the-art airliner flight simulator. Situated in the market town of Boston in Lincolnshire this brand new facility allows you to take your dreams to another level. The fixed base airliner simulator is an exact replica of the real thing-right down to the seats themselves which are taken from an actual aircraft! The 220 degree wraparound screen creates a completely realistic experience, so much so that you won't believe that you haven't actually left the ground. With flights available to all corners of the globe you'll soon be on your way to your dream destination under the supervision of your experienced instructor. Fly in a range of weather conditions, see how you would cope with an engine failure or other onboard incident. We can also help if you have a fear of flying by taking you through the flight experience and explaining the different noises and sensations which can cause anxiety. We can cater for individuals parties of friends or family birthday celebrations stag and hen parties childrens parties corporate events VIP lounge available with food and drinks packages tailored to your needs. Whatever your needs we can promise you a day to remember for all the right reasons. Here at Flightdeck Reality your dreams really can become reality. Contact us today to book an unforgettable experience.
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  • Grs18
    Gainsborough, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    Took our 13 year old son for his birthday had a 1 hour session, he loved it! Simon was brilliant. We got to choose the airports to take off and land at, weather conditions and time of day or night. Really great experience and so realistic. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you so much, I am sure we will be back.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Christian A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great time with an amazing experience
    Absolutely Amazing time, Ian was so welcoming and knew his stuff. The experience was immersive, entertaining and really brought a smile to my face. A great birthday experience for anyone with a vague interest in flying or even just likes going on holiday. Ian was helpful, walking my wife who was less than comfortable flying about how safe planes were and what was going on and got her involved too. You can personalize your experience if you have a favourite place to go to, which made the experience more enjoyable as I could point out landmarks.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2023
  • davesmith287
    Brighton, United Kingdom85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Went today with family. My 11 year old nephew was at the controls. Ian, the guy who runs the place was fantastic, very passionate. My nephew really enjoyed it and so did we, sitting behind him was both enjoyable and informative. Screens were very realistic of seeing out of a cockpit and the cockpit looked very impressive. Was a really fun experience and I would highly recommend.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Duncan Roberts
    Sleaford, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience for all ages, ran by friendly and professional individuals.
    My young lad aspires to be a pilot so we treated him to an hour experience here for his seventh birthday. His First Officer for the day was Simon. Simon was very friendly and pleasant and had a sound aviation knowledge. Simon was very patient with my very excited son, and pitched everything within the experience just right for him. The simulator ran well and had a huge range of airfields for the customer to pick from. I’d highly recommend choosing this company for your experience or even airline evaluation practice. Thanks again Simon. Duncan - commercial pilot since 2007.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Jamie C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant afternoon out
    Absolutely brilliant experience. Brilliant setup it's very impressive. What a great guy ian is. Very knowledgeable. I was gifted the experience fir a Christmas present. It was valid for 12months. Then covid hit. Ian was brilliant and extended My friend did the flightdeck reality and loved it so much he became a pilot for easyjet 5🌟 definitely recommend
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Luca A
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Hours of my Life with an Amazing partner ( Simon )
    Not exaggerated when I say it was one of the best couple hours of my life. Simon is amazing too❤️. My first time going and I did pretty well ( Landed quite ok on old Honk Kong Int. He was constantly saying how perfect I was doing and it really encouraged me and honestly made the whole trip to Boston worth it. Not going to lie I wanted to go back and do everything again. He just gives happy vibes the whole time and I love it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Con
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant sim experience!
    Simon is a really a friendly and engaging instructor. I learnt a a lot more the basics I was after. The experience wasn’t rushed at all, quite the opposite actually as he just wanted to make sure that we were happy and comfortable going forward as we both hopefully have sim assessments for an airline one day soon. Booked with 2 days notice and for a Sunday and they were so accommodating. A great facility and an even better instructor.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 August 2023
  • lindsrichloz
    Cheshire, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience.
    Visited today with my two grandsons. Ian was great, really welcoming, patient and informative. The boys loved it, they each picked an airport to land at and then they each had a different flying experience; a sightseeing tour of Paris and landing at Salzburg in a thunderstorm. I enjoyed watching as much as they enjoyed flying. Brilliant 5*
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Wataa
    Oakham, United Kingdom60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome and authentic
    Absolutely stunning pro-simulator for the Boeing 737, with the perfect host who takes you through every step of a flight. Graphics and “feel” of the aircraft are spot on. I managed three take offs and three landings in a 90 minute session, and Ian, the host and “co-pilot” was more than willing to accommodate the exact places I wanted to try landing at. And you learn so much about what the pilots are actually doing, and how they manage such a complex operation with safety and efficiency. And, above all, it was massive fun. Heartily recommended - I have it 5 stars, but, honestly, had a ten star smile by the end!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 September 2023
  • E H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 Really cool experience
    The guy was lovely - started off by giving us a cup of tea and explaining how he’d built the simulator himself, then we went through and both had a go at the simulator. He started us off with some easy sims, then gave us a couple of more difficult ones (E.g. landing in a thunderstorm). He also gave us an extra half an hour of time, since he said he didn’t have anything on afterwards. Really great experience
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We were visiting family locally and we found this on TA. We booked an experience for our 12 year old son. It was fantastic experience, he loved it. Simon was brilliant, he explained the basics, coached my son and was really patient. We would definitely book again when in the area, I want a go too! Thank you.
Written 1 April 2024
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caisterboy
great yarmouth49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing experience, Ian was a great host and very knowledgeable. Talks you through and explains everything.
This is a must do 100%.
Written 27 March 2024
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Stacy P
Bedford, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Absolute 5 out of 5. This is a brilliant and excellent value visit. The simulator is a great reproduction of the cockpit, and you feel like you're flying for real. A great instructor who is very friendly takes you through all aspects and the best sort of enthusiast sharing their joy. We booked a 2 hour visit for 3 of us and each took a turn flying to the airports of our choice. I was super pleased to be able to fly to Rio and around the Christ the Redeemer.
Written 13 March 2024
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Carl Collinge
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Amazing! We went as a family of four and we all sat in the simulator. We chose the 1.5 session and split the time with our two boys (10 and 14) where they each had a 30mins flying session each and then ended with a fun 15min session each where they competed against each other or had the choice of choosing a difficult flying scenario. Ian the pilot was just ace. He has such a good rapport with people and made eveyone very welcome and couldn't do more to make the particpants and non-participants involved in the experience. The simulator doesn't move, but the screen outside does (relative to the controls you are in charge of) so it does feel as though you are moving. It is realistic and especially the controls. Our boys loved it and I'd highly reccommend this as an experience.
Written 24 February 2024
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Luke C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolulutley amazing, Ian was extremely knowledgeable and couldn't of made our experience any better. The flight simulator is extremely accurate, the controls react amazingly with the movement of the pod, honestly couldn't recommend more. (From the perspective of a 14 year old, on holiday with his family)
Written 20 February 2024
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Graham Y
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Was given the flight sim as a birthday present. The whole experience was excellent. Ian is a very nice guy and so welcoming. He explained everything really well. It was an amazing evening and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will defo go again. Bought my son a 2 hour package I was so impressed. Easy venue to find with ample parking too. Highly recommended. Just go and do it!
Written 20 February 2024
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Max B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I made an inquiry into attending Flight Deck Reality after securing an airline simulator assessment. Despite the short notice, Simon was able to pick up a session with flexibility, and he got me booked in.

I had a 90 minute simulator session, which was plenty of time to practice a few things that would come up during my assessment. Simon has good knowledge of what is assessed so he helped me work out what sort of procedures to practice, as well as how to fly them.

The simulator itself is very realistically set up, with everything in the right place, giving an excellent impression of what I could expect when I went for my assessment.

Overall I really enjoyed my experience with Flight Deck Reality, and the preparation definitely helped a lot, as I was offered the job and start next month! I would definitely recommend visiting the simulator if you’re in a similar situation, the familiarity you gain definitely aids confidence on assessment day!
Written 18 February 2024
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Claire H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing experience. Simon was really enthusiastic and a great teacher. Very realistic. Fantastic present for anyone.
Written 4 February 2024
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Jonnyaidi77
Sitges, Spain70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I have no words to describe what an absolutely fantastic experience this was .. but I will find the words ☺️

First of all, apart from the simulator itself, the entire visit was one that will we will remember for a long time. Ian has built this from scratch, over a period of several years. And listening to him was so inspiring, you pretty much travel and join him on his journey of how he got to where he is today.

My partner bought the 90min package and honestly, I could have spent the entire day there. For medical reasons I wasn’t able to pursue my dream of being a commercial pilot, so this was the next best thing. From take off, to landing, and even a quick detour over our hometown, Sitges, during the approach to Barcelona airport; what more can you ask for
Oh yes… landing at the famous Sint Maarten airport.

Even our dog Benji was in for the ride. Ian was so kind as to allow him to watch me land the Boeing 737. That’s the closest he will ever get to the cockpit!
I will be returning for sure … just need to start planning my next trip !

Ian… thank you !!
Written 8 January 2024
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debc1961
Boston, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Well what can I say, the experience was absolutely brilliant. This was a present for my Husband, we weren't really sure what to expect but from the minute we arrived it was such a lovely experience, our Daughter and Son in law were able to come with us too. Simon was so lovely and friendly and made the whole thing so much fun. If you're thinking of getting this as a gift for someone we would definitely recommend it, we all had a great time.
Written 9 December 2023
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