Experience the thrill of piloting a Spitfire in our authentic, awesome simulator!
What can you expect?
To fly over London – or Paris, New York, San Francisco or the Pyramids! Our Spitfire Simulator Experience has been described as ‘the best fun in town’ and a ‘great activity for all the family’.
Our friendly volunteers will provide instruction so that everyone gets the most out of their ‘flight’ in Covid-secure conditions. As you open the throttle and listen to the roar of the iconic Merlin engine, you will travel back in time and become one of those famous Spitfire pilots of World War II, flying round the Isle of Wight, over Windsor Castle or over 21st century London.
With the replica flight controls and wide screen pilot view, our Spitfire Simulator Experience is simply ‘fantastic’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘EPIC’ – these are genuine visitor comments. The simulator is suitable for ‘pilots’ aged 8 or over – the oldest person to fly it (so far!) was 97!
We will be reopening on May 17th when Step 3 of the roadmap takes effect.
Our Spitfire Simulator will be ready to welcome guest pilots whenever we are open to visitors! (Advance booking required).
ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE
Prices and booking information
Flying the simulator costs just £30 for each 30 minutes, including instruction. For youngsters aged 9-15 you are welcome to share the time between two ‘pilots’. For family groups you should book a longer period.
The price of your Simulator Experience includes exhibition area admission for 3 people for a one-off visit.
Please note that should you only require entrance to the exhibition area (no Simulator Experience), the cost for an annual pass is £3.50 adults, £3 concessions, £2 for 11-to-16-year-olds and under-10-years free.
GIFT VOUCHERS are also available
Our vouchers have NO expiry date and make the perfect gift for someone special.
They can be used to (part)pay for a Simulator Experience on a date and time of your choosing, which can be booked using our online Spitfire Experience booking system.
SPECIAL EVENTS and FAMILY GROUPS
For a really great Spitfire Simulator Experience, why not bring a group of friends, family or colleagues to enjoy our Spitfire Experience with you?
Two teams of max. 4 people will have a flying lesson and then race against the clock up and down the Thames in central London. Take off from London City airport, fly past the O2 and Canary Wharf before diving through Tower Bridge. Turn round Big Ben then go back through Tower Bridge and land at City Airport again. Cheering and booing are positively encouraged and penalty time is added for crashing into the river or even into buildings.
Video of Peter Garrod, a veteran of ATA, flying our simulator.