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Real Simulation

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Grahame U wrote a review Jun 2019
England27 contributions17 helpful votes
. I think this kind of motion simulator is a rarity. There is an option to fly a Boeing 737 airliner – though it is a rather dated model I think – or a McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom jet fighter. I chose the F4. The simulator was used by the RAF for many years and includes the hydraulic rams and mechanisms to move the cockpit around in response to the controls. Peter the Instructor briefed me before we began, describing the positions and functions of the main instruments and controls. I should say here that I am a qualified pilot, so I knew what he was talking about, but I have never flown a jet, or a complex beast like the F4. I am sure that briefings and experience would be tailored carefully to take into account previous experience or the lack of it. I was settled in the cockpit and Peter closed the canopy, covering it with a cloth so that my field of view was limited to the runway lying ahead. The flight included two approaches to Aberdeen Airport, a low-level dash to the coast and out to sea; a scary landing on an aircraft carrier, a night return flight to Aberdeen and an approach in bad weather, followed by a final similar one where Peter helpfully added in a crosswind. I couldn’t have asked for a more varied and challenging 60 minutes at the controls. I was sweating a bit at the end. Real Simulations is a very professional setup, though quite small. In fact Peter was the only person that I saw. I can’t wait to go back for another go.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Wendy Robinson wrote a review May 2019
Hessle, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
My grandson, despite flying a dozen or so times suddenly developed a fear of flying with only a few weeks to go to our "big holiday" which is when I decided to book him on the Boeing 737 simulator. Peter was his Captain for this session and was fantastic with him, explaining the aircraft instruments,he talked him through take off and landings, in daylight and at night and various details of how the plane operates and much more. It was a very good experience also for myself and my son-in-law as passengers as well as informative and we all learnt a lot from a very experienced and talented Captain. We are now all looking forward to our holiday and my grandson although a little apprehensive has gained much more confidence to fly again and of course he was delighted to have had the experience first hand. A big thank-you to Peter and Adrian - you have made a difference
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Steve H wrote a review Sep 2018
18 contributions14 helpful votes
This was bought for me many many years ago and I will never forget it. Its as real as it gets for flying buffs. I was soaked in sweat and surging with adrenaline after my 2 hours.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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LCBLondon wrote a review Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom349 contributions149 helpful votes
We bought a flight simulator experience for a friend's birthday and were made very welcome when we delivered him to the venue. Every effort is made to ensure the experience is a special one. The booking process was very straightforward and the instructor was excellent. Would definitely return and can highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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CocoHutch wrote a review Oct 2017
45 contributions44 helpful votes
I bought the Phantom F4 simulator experience for my partner who is a Phantom enthusiast. Everything was fantastic. When booking I was informed of all options. A charming man who was very helpful. On the day the instructor was brilliant. I went with my partner and felt included throughout and was as enjoyable for me too. My partner emerged from cockpit with a massive grin. Everything explained in detail and very interesting whether you're an enthusiast or not. Thank you Real Simulator, Harrogate for a wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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