First, get in style with your flight suit, take a seat to learn the fundamentals of flight!
We explain how the aircraft wing makes lift, what forces act on the aircraft and how it’s controlled in flight. Your pilot instructor will demonstrate the controls on your virtual aircraft, an aerobatic Extra 300. Your challenge is to race the other aircraft from JFK to the Statue of Liberty, the first to loop the loop wins!
Following your flight simulator experience, you will be guided through Shannon Aviation Museum to learn more about the exhibits. Wander among the wings of iconic vintage aircraft, marvel at the sleek lines of past fighter jets, sit into the cockpit of an aircraft and take lots of great photos to share!
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Duration: Approximately 2 hrs 30 mins duration.
Price Per Participant: €37.50
Ticket Includes: Pre-Flight Brief, Virtual Flying Lesson and Guided Museum Tour!
Suitable for: Adults, Young People and Budding Young Pilots aged 8+
Availability: Aviation Discovery Tours run every Saturday at 1pm during the winter season, subject to availability.
Flight simulators are not suitable for under 8’s, but there’s still plenty to see and do. There is a reduced rate for children and everyone is accommodated!
Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times throughout the experience. General museum admission applies for adults accompanying children.
In order to accompany your child during the guided tour please book Museum Tour for 2pm.