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“Roger and out”

Virtual Flight Centre
Ranked #2 of 8 Fun & Games in Horsham
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Based in West Sussex, we operate aircraft flight simulators as training devices and for the public to enjoy as entertainment packages. Established in 2006 we are the original flight simulator centre, and mostly use real retired aircraft which are transformed into flight simulators for aviation enthusiasts to enjoy. We have both piston and jet type fixed based simulators including the world's most popular commercial jet, the Boeing 737, a twin engine light aircraft Piper Seneca PA34 and our latest simulators, two Euro-fighter Typhoons, which can be flown together in real time! Our flight experiences can be tailored to the individual so are great for complete novices as well as people who may have had some flying lessons. They are suitable for all the family aged 10 and above, so whether you are looking for something new to do yourself or a special gift for someone, we have it all.
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Roger and out”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

My wife and myself had a great session with our host Roger who was exceptionally patient as we crash landed a few times until we got a handle on the control systems.
The simulator was part of a real plane and many of the original working controls were used. A cockpit is a lot smaller than you think and the 737 gives you a good view although the simulation is only to the front and side but very authentic. You are concentrating so much that time flies and the end of your session leaves you wanting more.

Visited October 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Absolutely brilliant!”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We got this experience for our 14 year old and it is the best money we ever spent! His instructor (Keith) was excellent, putting everyone at ease and the flying scenarios were awesome! Our son was extremely impressed - no small feat when dealing with teenagers:) We would highly recommend VFC to everyone.

Visited June 2013
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“Great session in a real 737 cockpit”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I had a great session here in the 737 simulator.
I arrived, and had a good half an hour briefing, followed by performing several landings in the simulator. Its very realistic and the cockpit is a real plane cockpit with working controls, including a few rows of passenger seats for your guests to observe your flying.

This simulator is fixed (i.e. is not on hydraulic rods that simulate the movement) but the projection surrounds you and for a while I felt the movement, rather like one of those early IMAX films. In my opinion nothing is lost by not having the motion, but you do get a longer session for your money.

I had no flying experience and the tuition was great, and the challenge of trying to land the plane in increasingly difficult scenarios was great fun, topped off with a "never in real life" low flight over London sight seeing before landing at Heathrow.

A great day, I can highly recommend it, and hope to return for another session.

Visited April 2013
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