A flight simulator experience with TrackDays.co.uk is the perfect way to head above the clouds while keeping your feet firmly on the ground.
Whilst they are great fun making them ideal as gift experiences, they are also suited for nervous flyers to help calm any fears they might have and for those looking to possibly make a career out of flying.
Indeed, this is your chance to step inside an intimately detailed replica cockpit which is as close to the real thing as possible. Every button and switch functions as it would on an actual aircraft, so full attention is required at all times.
You’ll start your experience with the all-important pre-flight checks before taxiing to the runway ready for take-off.
Next, it’s time to push the throttle for full power and hear the roar of the mighty engines as you start to speed down the runway.
Now it’s crunch time as you position the flaps for take-off and head skywards. However, there’s no time to relax even after you’ve left the ground far behind as you’ll be kept busy constantly checking the aircraft's dials and instruments.
Don’t worry though as there’s still plenty of time to look out of the cockpit window and imagine yourself 31,000 feet above the earth speeding toward a far-flung destination.
Of course, what goes up must come down, as you prepare for landing, possibly the most complex manoeuvre in your flight time. Feel the adrenalin surge as you line up for the runway, engage landing gear and approach the airport.
After safely touching down (we hope!), you can relive your time on the flight deck with your instructor for some post-flight feedback.
TrackDays.co.uk is also proud to offer a helicopter flight simulator experience, which is just as close to the real thing with a full cockpit layout. After a vertical take-off, you’ll quickly be flying through downtown Chicago or buzzing around the skyscrapers of New York.
Flight simulator experiences, whether piloting an aeroplane or a helicopter, are incredibly addictive, so we’re pretty certain your first time won’t be your last! Simply book a gift voucher and look forward to your flight.