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“Great facility and staff”

Atlantic Airventure
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Shannon
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Owner description: Atlantic AirVenture is an Aviation Education and Flight Simulation Centre located 3 miles from Shannon Airport.The Centre runs a range of activities and events for budding aviators,ACE Camp runs for June and July and is an ideal introduction to aviation for ages 8-12.The Flight Simulation Centre offers a range of Flight Simulators available on a pre booked basis. Of special interest to those with a passion for the 'heavies' is our B737NG Fixed Base Simulator, this is of the type used to train real pilots. So if you would like to see Ireland with a birds eye view, while in Command of a Jet Airliner, Atlantic AirVenture is not to be missed!
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great facility and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

We went to Atlantic Airventure as a small group of adults and kids, we knew it would be an interesting couple of hours but little did we know how much fun the experience would be and the depth of quality brought to the experence by the team at Airventure.

The visit began with a very interesting introduction by Jane about how planes fly, the physics and mechanics of flight, combined with a demonstration of these using a flight simulator. The demonstration led into the instructions for using the flight sim - there are multiple booths set up, for pilots and co-pilots, to run a full circuit (in our case, a trip around New York), following a flight path and performing different manouevers including barrel rolls and loop-the-loops. Great fun.

Once everyone had completed their flight, we were brought outside to look at the various airplanes parked on the 'runway' outside. Again this was very interesting, it combined the knowledge we had picked up from earlier with practicalities. There are various types of plane there to look at, they all bring up their own questions.

Then it was back inside to the museum - although small it is absolutely packed with all sorts of airplane parts, information, and also the 737 flight simulator. The 737 is a separate package and usually it would be in use for training, but we got a very quick sneak peek inside and the pilot was more than happy to answer our many questions. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for the subject.

Many thanks for a great few hours!

Visited November 2013
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littlespitfire, Director of Sales at Atlantic Airventure, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Thanks so much for letting us and everyone else know how much you enjoyed your Aviation Experience with us! We love to hear that what you felt and learned was exciting and also worthwhile education. It really means a lot to us, so thanks again for visiting and we look forward to the next time.
Blue Skies!
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Cork, Ireland
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Interesting and passionate subject”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Very interesting museum, kids loved it. They were impressed with the flight simulation. There is a lot to see.

Visited October 2013
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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“Day trip visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

This is a must to anybody that has set foot on an aircraft, We were in shannon for the weekend and were in formed that the center was closed but the aircraft were still on the forecourt so we decided to walk down to have a look and discovered that not only was it open but doing very well from what we could see, We arrived late but had a great little tour of the center one of our group had a 30 munite flight in a boening 737 simulator with a fullyquailfied pilot, it was fascaniting, we are now planing a lads trip to shannon so we can all try the simulator, Must see.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

It is a great place to visit especially if you are a aviation fan. It's also a great place to bring your kids to learn all about aviation.

Visited August 2013
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Shannon, Ireland
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Atlantic Airventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a must see in Shannon.It is on the main road into the town and the airport.It contains everything that any one(young and old)interested in aircraft could want.There are planes out in the forecourt(the building and grounds used to be a main car dealership) and everything else inside including a flight simulator.The guy who set this up worked long and hard to raise funds to bring this to Shannon and all credit to him.You will not be disappointed

Visited August 2012
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