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Flight Simulator Experiences

Great Value! - 45 minute experience
  • 45 minute fun experience
  • 30 minute simulator time
  • Suitable for 1 person
  • Voucher valid for Oct / Nov / Dec 2020
Great Value! - 75 minute experience
  • 75 minute fun experience
  • 60 minute simulator time
  • Suitable for 1 to 3 people
  • Voucher valid for Oct / Nov / Dec 2020

Our ‘FlightPad’ Sessions are designed for enthusiasts and career developers who want a full insight into operating a modern jet airliner.  With extra time to tailor your experience, you can really get to know the aircraft.  How about learning how to do a checklist, see how emergencies are handled, or practice your landings? Our FlightPad sessions are the fully-loaded simulator experience!


Flight Pad for One
  • 90 minute experience
  • 60 Minute Sim Time
  • Fully immersive aviation insight experience for 1 aspiring pilot
  • Voucher valid for 12 months
Flight Pad for Two
  • 2 Hour Experience
  • 90 Minute Sim Time
  • Fully immersive aviation insight experience for 2 aspiring pilots
  • Voucher valid for 12 months


Just like the real 737, our fixed based simulator will enable you to experience the unique thrill of flying an airliner. No experience is required for you to take control and become a Virtual Captain! Our experiences are the ultimate gift or experience for someone wanting to take to the skies.


Terms and conditions apply.  You can find them here.

Flight Pad Simulator

Your Experience in Detail.

  • When you book you will be sent a welcome message and a voucher code.  Follow our booking instructions to select a date and time to suit you.
  • How about starting your journey by looking around the Heathrow Experience? When ready you will be escorted into our Flight Pad departure lounge.
  • Our instructor will then show you and up to 4 guests into a briefing room to conduct a pre-flight briefing and go over the aircraft controls and discuss the session.  
  • Want to fly from a particular airport?  Ask us!  Our simulator has many of the most popular destinations loaded. Mention it when booking or when you arrive.
  • Once the briefing is complete, we will take you into the simulator. You will be shown into your seat with the rest of your crew assuming their positions at the back of the ‘aircraft’. It is at this point at which your simulator time begins.
  • It is your session and therefore the simulator instructor will enable you to be at the controls at all times – we do however ask you pay attention to the techniques that your instructor demonstrates to ensure that your flight is a success!
  • If you want to purchase more time, please ask your instructor who will be able to advise on availability on the day.
  • Our Simulator is ‘fixed base’, so it doesn’t actually move.  However, because our wrap-around visuals are so immersive, you will probably still feel like you are moving – don’t worry if this happens to you – it is perfectly normal!
  • Time to relax – following your flight, there will be an opportunity to take pictures with all your guests. Your guests can take pictures during the flight too but we would urge that you remain fully in charge of your aircraft at all times!
  • Just like on a real flight deck, we will conduct a post-flight briefing after each flight and discuss what went well and how you can improve for next time.
  • Should you wish to take advantage of our in-flight shop, we have some fantastic items on sale in the Flight Pad arrival lounge.
  • After we exit the Flight Pad, we will take you back to the reception or to the Pillars Restaurant to continue your experience.

How to Book.

To give you maximum control over your experience we operate a voucher based system. All payments are secure and will go through the UWL shop. Please follow the outline below to book your flight!

  • Purchase online using the Buy Now button. This will take you into the UWL Shop to complete your purchase. Alternatively, request a call back and one of our team will assist you. 
  • Once you have we have received your payment, you will be sent a confirmation email both from the UWL shop as well as a separate email from the Flight Pad detailing with an e-gift voucher detailing next steps and information on how to redeem your voucher. We can send a separate gift voucher in the post to someone special. We will get the voucher on it’s way within 3 working days of purchase via royal mail 1st class post. 
  • The voucher is valid for 3 or 12 months from date of purchase depending on the experience you choose. We are able to issue extensions to the gift vouchers of up to 6 months for a small fee.
  • To redeem your voucher, call the number provided on your e-voucher and talk to one of our operations staff who will help you to select a suitable date. We do get busy so make sure you book well in advance if you have a specific date in mind and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • You will need to arrive 15 minutes before your booking time. If you get to us ealier, you may have to wait.
  • If you want to visit the Heathrow Exhibition before or after your SIM session, please mention this at the time of your booking and we will able to arrange the visit for you and advise on timings.
  • If you want to make a day of it, please ask us about booking in for lunch or dinner at the Pillars Restaurant. This is a student run, educational restaurant, which provides you with a fantastic fine dining experience at a very affordable price. The Pillars Restaurant is currently shut until September. Other dining facilities are available at the University and you are welcome to use these during your visit with us.


We try to accommodate all our guests but certain restrictions do apply for your own safety.

  • Access into the simulator is somewhat restricted. If you are in a wheelchair or have mobility issues, please call us to discuss your individual requirements – we will do our best to help and to try accommodate you.
  • This flight simulator experience is not suitable for anybody with photo sensitive epilepsy.
  • Minimum age to fly is 12 years – there is no upper age limit!
  • If you are shorter than 4ft 8″, you may struggle to see out of the window.
  • When coming to the flight simulator experience, please inform the instructor if you suffer from motion sickness. Although the simulator does not move, it can cause some people to react to the surroundings as it is very realistic!
  • Guests under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent, carer or responsible adult. We ask that if you are bringing younger guests with you who won’t be flying, there is a second, non-flying adult with you.
  • For each public simulator flight experience, a maximum of 4 guests can attend. We unfortunately do not have sufficient room in the simulator for more guests.

This list is not exhaustive so please refer to our terms and conditions for further information before booking.

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