Boeing Flight Simulator Experience
Wednesday through Sunday - 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Experience is top ranking on Trip Advisor and Yelp and has been featured on King of the Nerds
- Training and in-flight instruction are provided to ensure a fun and challenging aviation-themed adventure
- Climb into the pilot's seat and experience the adrenaline of flying a jet airliner
Feel the excitement of flying a Boeing 737-700 Next Generation airliner in a high fidelity simulator that is an exact replica of the real cockpit with a 180 degree wrap-around screen. This is no video game.
Climb aboard into the pilot's seat and you'll feel what it's like to take the controls of a commercial jet airliner.
Your flight includes a 10-15 minute introduction and orientation reviewing the basic controls and an overview of your activities with an experienced flight instructor.
30-Minute Flight: This introductory flight lets you experience what it's like to take control of a commercial jet airliner in a short time. You will taxi to the runway, take off, and after reaching altitude, level off. Take some time to look for some familiar landmarks, but only if you are brave enough to look away from the cockpit instruments! At the end of your flight, you will vector in for final approach to the airport for a perfect landing under the careful eye of your instructor.
60-Minute Flight: With 60 minutes in the simulator, you will have a chance to experience all a commercial airline pilot does in the cockpit before the flight. This includes pre-flight (systems initiation, configuration, FMC/auto-pilot set up, etc.) pushback, engine start, taxi, take-off, climb, cruise, descent, landing, taxi to your arrival gate and shutdown.
90-Minute Flight: This comprehensive package includes everything in the 60 Minute Flight plus a number of touch and goes at some of the world's most famous airports including Hong Kong's Kai Tak. You will also encounter a variety of different weather conditions and get your adrenaline pumping by seeing how you manage an in-flight emergency and diversion to another airport.
The flight is simulated, but the experience is real! This is a flight you will never forget!
- Participants must be at least 11 years old
- Participants must be between 4'7"and 7'1"
- Participants must weigh no more than 350 pounds
- No previous experience necessary
30, 60, or 90 minutes of simulator time depending on the option selected
This simulator is for one participant at a time. For additional participants, please contact Cloud 9 Living directly for pricing.
Spectators will be able to watch on a screen what the pilot is doing as well as listen to them over a speaker.
This experience is indoors and is not weather dependent.
What to Wear:
Wear casual attire. A flight suit will be provided to wear over your clothes.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.
Are there any age requirements?
Due to the nature and amount of information given in the pre-flight briefing and the ergonomics of the cockpits, 11 is the minimum age for pilots. There is no maximum age, however pilots do need to be able to climb up a four-step ladder and climb into the cockpit as well as climb out at the end of their flight. The most seasoned pilot to date has been 92 years young.
Are there any height and/or weight limitations?
There have been professional basketball players that flew successfully (David Robinson at 7'1"). The instructors suggest a weight limit of 350 pounds for comfort.
How many people can fly at one time?
The cockpit has room for only one pilot.
Do I need to have any experience?
No experience is needed. Your instructor will provide all of the training during the pre-flight briefing. Your instructor will also be in the cockpit with you should you have questions mid-flight.
Does the simulator move?
The simulators are fixed base and do not move.
Is the time spent in pre-flight briefing included in the flight time?
No, your pre-flight briefing is in addition to the time of your simulator experience.
Will I get motion sickness?
No, because the simulators themselves don't move and you have entire control of your jet the whole time, even the people who say, "I'll be the first to get sick" have a great time!
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"Thank you very much for everything -- reception, pilot and all others. It was a very exciting moment, hope to see you again."
"Great experience! Now I know what it takes to actually fly a Boeing 737! It doesn't get better than that!"
"Steve is SUPER knowledgeable and personable. Made the experience come alive. Would highly recommend him."