Deeside Flight Simulators
Deeside Flight Simulators
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pilot Training and Assessment Flight Simulator Centre based in the North West. We offer the highest standards in Professional Training and Flight Simulator Experiences. We are available for Simulator Hire and Flight Experiences. • Only genuine flight-decks used • Easy access from major motorways • Pleasant surroundings and learning centre • Disabled parking, toilets, & access to A320/737 • Free WiFi • Minimum age 12
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Dave l
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic day out !
    Thanks to everyone at Deaside for a great day out. From start to finish Angela and the team were knowledgeable and extremely friendly. We wanted a family day out and thats just what we got, There is a cabin behind the cockpit where you can sit and watch the others fly as well ! this was just what we wanted as we were all together though out. The 737 is fantastic and feels very very reel, Dave was very patient with 3 absolute beginner's who were just there for fun !!!! I urge anyone with any interest or just wants a day out to get booked up. I have wanted to do this for years and glad I chose Deaside. Thank you all Dave, Jeff & Jake.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Anthony W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Sky-High Experience!
    From the moment we stepped into Deeside Flight Simulators, it was clear that we were in for a top-notch experience. The quality of the Boeing 737 simulator was outstanding, truly mirroring the intricacies of an actual cockpit. Every detail seemed to be thought of, making it an incredibly authentic journey for any aviation enthusiast. The staff welcomed us with genuine warmth and provided assistance whenever needed, ensuring our visit was both pleasant and memorable. However, the real star of our experience was the instructor who accompanied Coby on his flight. His patience and expertise were commendable. Throughout the 45-minute session, he took the time to explain each step, making the whole flight not only enjoyable but also a great learning experience. It was evident he was not just guiding Coby through a simulation, but instilling a love and understanding for flying. To anyone looking to get a taste of piloting or simply to have an unforgettable day out, Deeside Flight Simulators is a destination not to be missed. We left with memories that will last a lifetime and a young aspiring pilot even more eager to chase his dreams. Thank you to the entire team for such a fantastic experience!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 September 2023
  • travel-raani
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best experience provided by a very friendly team
    My son wants to become a pilot so I booked the combination simulator experience for him via a third party. Sadly he was unwell on the date so I phoned and had the pleasure of speaking to Angela, a delightful and chirpy lady who helped arrange another appointment. 2nd time our train was cancelled so again Angela very competently altered the appointment for us. During every conversation I could sense Angela really cared and wanted to help my son MJ attend. Well third time lucky we made it on the 5/8.it was a long tedious train journey and weather was dire. We were met by a gentleman named Dave who welcomed us warmly, even though we were late. A briefing was given to us and we duly made our way over to the simulator. Myself and older son were made comfortable to watch the flight. From the onset Dave made MJ relaxed but confident enough to tackle the flight. His instructions were very clear and any question asked by my son was informatively addressed. Watching my son beam with excitement with Dave’s guidance through take off, flying and then landing safely, made our day. When the experience sadly ended and we were making our way out, Dave very kindly offered us a lift to the local train station. He didn’t have to but he did. We couldn’t have been treated any better.. MJ was buzzing all the way home and till today pleading to go back.. Thank you so much to the awesome crew at Deeside Flight Simulators. I’d highly recommend them. No doubt we shall be booking again. 👍
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • CeliaB
    83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb experience
    I received an A320 Flight Simulator experience as part of a birthday present from my husband. I can honestly say that this was such an amazing experience. The cockpit is an actual one from a retired aircraft, so is incredibly authentic with passenger seating at the back. Pete was the pilot instructor and what excellent instruction he gave. I had a morning in the simulator and Pete took the time to answer questions and explain in detail how the system on the A320 works. He was so knowledgeable, yet encouraging at the same time. The reception staff were also extremely helpful from booking the experience through to the actual day. I came away buzzing from the experience, then straight to Cheshire Oaks for a slap up meal. I would highly recommend Deeside Flight Simulators.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 January 2024
  • Julia B
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Christmas present!
    Booked this for my dad for Christmas and I decided to go too. Absolutely amazing experience, neither of us had done this before so didn't know what to expect. We went in the Piper PA28 Warrior III. It was so realistic, the instructor was great (with the patience of a saint!). The time just flew by Hoping! Hoping to go back and try the jumbo.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 February 2024
  • Tegid
    Gwynedd, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant experience of helicopter and Airbus 320 flying. Well managed by the company and staff. Highly recommended.
    Went here with tickets efficiently booked on Travel zoo . Booking flight dates with company was friendly and efficient - Thanks Angela. We booked a helicopter simulator and one on an Airbus 320. We were offered option of consecutive timings to enable us to sit in on each others experience. Much appreciated. On arrival on the day we were warmly greeted and given clear basic admin instruction. Both flight experiences were just amazing. Stewart instructing the helicopter and Pete on the Airbus were both brilliant. Both gave excellent guidance, answered all our random questions and more besides A warning with the helicopter flight - the imbalance between active visual display and the fact that your balance receptors are not moving can lead to some feeling of ‘travel sickness’ Finally the flight team recommend an excellent eatery nearby. Thank you everyone
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 February 2024
  • Sightsee565533
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent experience
    An excellent insight into what a pilot does. I had zero experience and understanding of the many controls, yet with the fantastic tuition of Peter, I was able to safely take the A320 from Manchester to Glasgow. My wife and Dad were able to sit in the cockpit too and were fascinated. Thanks to all at DSFS. for a great time.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
  • Albrad
    Manchester, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best experience ever.
    On first entry into the reception area to leaving the premises, everything was first class. A really nice warm greeting and an introduction to the staff followed by a short H&S briefing. Then taken through to the flight simulator itself. My instructor was fantastic in all his instructions and information which made me feel so relaxed whilst (trying) to follow and take in everything I was told during my time in the cockpit. I was really surprised how very realistic the view "outside" was too. There is a lot to take in in less than an hour but, my goodness, it was the best experience ever!! Highly recommended.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2024
  • F&J
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing aviation experience!
    Our son had a wonderful time during his flight sim session with Pete today. The whole experience from booking, to leaving with a printed personalised certificate was seamlessly professional and very well done. Pete was a superbly patient instructor; he was very knowledgeable and encouraging whilst ensuring maximum enjoyment. Thank you so much!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 2024
  • Dave H
    Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth it!
    Amazing experience, Pete is a top lad who made everything so easy to understand, all while having a laugh. I flew from Manchester to Glasgow and after a few early nerves I settled down to enjoy the flight. Excellent facilities, friendly staff, superb place, loved it!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 April 2024
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Kelly W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
My son had the most amazing experience. Pilot Peter was amazing, calm, attentive, friendly, experienced and just all round brilliant. It is so real it’s untrue. Would highly recommend and would definitely return. Brilliant experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 15 June 2024
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Paul B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Just back from an amazing experience on the Deeside A320 flight simulator. It was a treat for my partner’s Granddaughter. The staff were amazing ! From check in, to Pilot, it was superb. I would highly recommend it.
Special thanks to Pete the Pilot. He was patient, and VERY encouraging. A great day 🙂
Written 28 May 2024
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Dave H
Colwyn Bay, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing experience, Pete is a top lad who made everything so easy to understand, all while having a laugh. I flew from Manchester to Glasgow and after a few early nerves I settled down to enjoy the flight. Excellent facilities, friendly staff, superb place, loved it!
Written 22 April 2024
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Lisa J
Wrexham, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyable immersive experience. Cockpit was an exact replica and it was fascinating to see and understand more of a pilots world. Our instructor was an extremely experienced pilot who was friendly and gave clear instructions, putting us at ease in the pilot’s seat. Overall would definitely recommend.
Written 21 April 2024
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F&J
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Our son had a wonderful time during his flight sim session with Pete today. The whole experience from booking, to leaving with a printed personalised certificate was seamlessly professional and very well done.
Pete was a superbly patient instructor; he was very knowledgeable and encouraging whilst ensuring maximum enjoyment. Thank you so much!
Written 11 April 2024
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Albrad
Manchester, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
On first entry into the reception area to leaving the premises, everything was first class. A really nice warm greeting and an introduction to the staff followed by a short H&S briefing. Then taken through to the flight simulator itself. My instructor was fantastic in all his instructions and information which made me feel so relaxed whilst (trying) to follow and take in everything I was told during my time in the cockpit.
I was really surprised how very realistic the view "outside" was too.
There is a lot to take in in less than an hour but, my goodness, it was the best experience ever!!
Highly recommended.
Written 5 April 2024
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Sightsee565533
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
An excellent insight into what a pilot does. I had zero experience and understanding of the many controls, yet with the fantastic tuition of Peter, I was able to safely take the A320 from Manchester to Glasgow. My wife and Dad were able to sit in the cockpit too and were fascinated. Thanks to all at DSFS. for a great time.
Written 2 March 2024
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mikem12342015
Liverpool, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A remarkable experience from start to finish.

I arrived and was greeted by name where the staff got me signed in and into the sim after a thorough briefing from Jason, my instructor.

The cockpit is from a real 737, and with the wrap-around screen it makes for a fully realistic and immersive experience. Jason spent time fully explaining the systems critical to the flight operation and then other systems in the aircraft.

I must take this opportunity to commend Jason for his expertise as he thoroughly answered my many (many) questions during my combination flight experience.

We departed Manchester, holding short of the runway, for a circuit of the airfield where I hand flown the aircraft for a large portion of this. When I was not hand flying, Jason was getting me to use the autopilot controls with deviations from the planned route.

After landing, I taxied to the stand, operating the overhead panel switches just like airline pilots do. I then set up the flight computers for a flight to Belfast (I got to choose of my destination) before I started the engines and taxied to the runway for the takeoff. Throughout this flight, Jason explained all the aircraft’s changes and phases of flight. After I bounced the landing in Belfast, I taxied back, and shut down the engines.

Having been to Deeside Flight Simulators before, I am pleased with the consistent level of service as the instructors always allow me to operate the various controls and switches.

Two particular highlights were:
- The staff happily accommodated my request to have some crosswind on take-off and landing for both sectors.
- Jason’s expert instruction is a credit to Deeside Flight Simulators.

I am already looking to book for another visit in summer.
Written 9 February 2024
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Tegid
Gwynedd, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Went here with tickets efficiently booked on Travel zoo . Booking flight dates with company was friendly and efficient - Thanks Angela. We booked a helicopter simulator and one on an Airbus 320. We were offered option of consecutive timings to enable us to sit in on each others experience. Much appreciated.
On arrival on the day we were warmly greeted and given clear basic admin instruction.
Both flight experiences were just amazing. Stewart instructing the helicopter and Pete on the Airbus were both brilliant. Both gave excellent guidance, answered all our random questions and more besides

A warning with the helicopter flight - the imbalance between active visual display and the fact that your balance receptors are not moving can lead to some feeling of ‘travel sickness’
Finally the flight team recommend an excellent eatery nearby.
Thank you everyone
Written 9 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Simon l
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Simply amazing. From the booking process, to the welcome in reception to the flight deck and of course Peter the instructor. All first class. Can't wait to return. Well done guys 😁
Written 6 February 2024
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