PHOTO: Cockpit of the flight simulator
Flight Experience London. Have you ever flown an airplane? Would you like to have ago? Well, this is for you! Regular readers know that I love to try new things and was super excited to actually Captain a Boeing 737 simulator.
Arrive in Putney:
Flight Experience London is based in Putney in a very cool, modern office. The Thames is at the bottom of Putney High Street, so you can arrive by river bus if you wish. I drove and parked in the multi story car park just off the High Street which was very convenient.
PHOTO: The Thames River at Putney, arrive by river bus
Learn to fly a Boeing 737 plane:
The Flight Centre is a super chic building and the simulator is constructed from the real cockpit of a real, licenced Boeing 737 plane. My experience started with an explanation of the various bits of equipment inside the flight deck and then a choice of where to take off and land.
Choose to land in two destinations. My choice was JFK and Nice airport. Then you have the chance to take off and land by yourself, with help from your co-pilot, of course! Here are two videos of me flying toward JFK and landing in JFK. Landing for the first time was such a thrill.
Video: Landing at JFK Airport
VIDEO: Me flying the simulator
This is a perfect opportunity to experience the thrill of flying. The company organise training nights, product launches, client entertainment and team building. If you want to book an appointment for yourself when you are in London just call the number at the bottom of the page.
PHOTO: Diva pilot
You will be flying an official Boeing 737 licensed simulator and have the real life experience of flying a plane. The team are very friendly and make it a fun flight! My friends all want to have a go now too and I will be back for another go for sure!
The Flight Centre also work with schools to encourage young people to take up a career in flying, help future pilots prepare for flight exams and conduct annual flight tests for pilots so they are a very professional and experienced team.
Contact Flight Experience London, The Flight Centre, 129 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15
Telephone: +44 (0)20300 40616