24 JULY 2017
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Budding pilots and aviation fans can try their hand at flying a Boeing B737-800 after the company Flight Experience London (FEL) officially opened its flight simulator cockpit doors to show enthusiasts what goes on at the front end of a commercial jet.
Customers perform real pre-flight checks and talk to air traffic control before instructors take them through the controls and then allow them to experience take-off, climbing, cruising and landing.
The cockpit is built from a former aircraft so the controls are identical to those passengers would expect to find inside the real thing, with lever and button operational and having an effect on the flight if used.
Options range from 30min scenic flights around a city of a customer’s choice to a 90min real-time city-to-city flight. Prices are from £109.
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