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“Too expensive just to play a video game”
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Jet Flight Simulator Experience
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Owner description: Experience the closest thing to flying a commercial jet airliner! Based on the Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, our simulators are run by professional pilots. You may choose from over 22000 airports worldwide in customised weather conditions where you control the taxi, takeoff, flight and landing. Choose from a 30, 60, 90 or 120minute session in which you can take the controls and experience what it's really like to fly a Jet. We are in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. ➢ You are the Captain! ➢ No experience necessary ➢ Tailored packages to suit your needs ➢ Airline Interview Simulator Preparation ➢ Corporate Entertainment and Team Building
Reviewed 2 July 2013

This is not a proper flight simulator. It is a Microsoft flight sim game hooked up to a couple of fancy controls. Most of the time the staff member of playing it while you wait. then he hands over the controls to you. If you don't do it properly, he takes over to fix it. you never get the chance to fix it yourself. in the end he said "i'll take it from here" so most of the time, you've paid for him to play a video game.

6  Thank peter241
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JetFlight_QLD, Owner at Jet Flight Simulator Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2015

Thank you for your review. I can see that when you attended the business was still owned by the previous owner. We can assure you and anyone else reading your comment that this was totally unacceptable and would never happen whist the business is in our hands. We have worked VERY hard to upgrade the simulator and the experience for our valued clients upon taking over the business and we would love for you to come in and check things out now. We are so sure you will be blown away.

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

This is a great experience, but be aware, that this is a proper cockpit of a 737 and not a video game that you can throw all around the sun and there are no guns on it to shoot down aliens. I fly this simulator on a regular basis, I used to be a commercial helicopter pilot, and love it, the instructors are excellent and you have your choice of most airports in the world to vector in and out of plus choice of weather and such. For a person with aspirations of becoming a comm pilot, this is a good introduction. Bring a jumper though, because the air con is turned way down to keep the computers cool!

3  Thank stewartsturges
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

I bought one of these for my partner and one for our grandson aged 17 - they both loved the experience. It gives you an insight into what pilots do daily. The only disappointment was that we were led to believe that you can choose which airport you take off from. BUT, "the captain" had already chosen Coolangatta and was loathe to change. My partner (who had done a flying course many years ago - and has done one solo flight) would have found it more challenging to have been given the opportunity to fly Hong Kong ow Wellington in NZ. When you make the booking, ask them to confirm that you can CHOOSE your airport - and don't be afraid to do so when you front up for the experience.

2  Thank MaggieB75
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

What a fantastic experience for anyone who has any interest in aviation. It gives you a true appreciation for what commercial pilots are doing. It was a highlight of my last trip to Surfers. On the down side it is quite expensive but for me it was worth every cent.

2  Thank Bree_La_Marca
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Hubby liked this one-excellent for the fellas who dislike shopping. Filled in part of the morning and landing a Boing 787!! With a bit of assistance.

2  Thank Minnie-Iyah
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