Gift experience flying lessons – well, who at some point hasn’t imagined being a pilot – or at least, flying a plane? Not many people get the chance of course – but you can give someone the experience of flying a 70 tonne 737-800 jet at Virtual Jet Centre. As a taster of what it feels like, how the ‘plane handles and how much of a thrill it is, it’s the perfect gift experience.
From the moment you arrive, you are in a different world populated with pilots and with some very high-tech equipment. Our flight simulator is a state of the art piece of kit that is the same kit used to train airline pilots. It moves, banks and stalls depending on what you’re doing with the controls. The cockpit is amazing – a battery of lights and dials feeding a huge amount of information to the pilots.
You’ll be focused on the essentials while the pilot looks after the rest – but it’s certainly you in charge of the ‘plane. Your gift experience will allow you to choose the route you want to do – somewhere special, or a favourite destination? The coastline near Exeter is stunning and you can see places you know well from a different perspective.