‘Amazing experience in a lovely museum. ****stars. Excellent!’ G.D. from Hawkinge (Kent), 17 February 2023
We are open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Book online for the widest choice time but for a same day booking phone us on 01628 780555 ), and get a third off – £20 for 30-minutes and £40 for 60-minutes flight time! With the replica flight controls and wide screen pilot view, our Spitfire Simulator Experience has been described as a ‘great activity for all the family’ and ‘the best fun in town’ and simply ‘EPIC!!!‘ The simulator is suitable for ‘pilots’ aged 8 or over – the oldest person to fly it (so far!) was 99!
Scroll down to book a full 30-minute or 60-minute session via our online booking system.
Fancy flying over London, Paris, New York or Sydney? You can choose because you ARE the pilot! Our friendly volunteers will provide instruction so that everyone gets the most out of their ‘flight’ . 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.
ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE
Prices and booking information
Flying the simulator costs just £30 for each 30 minutes, including instruction. For youngsters under 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.
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.