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Flight Simulator Experiences in Melbourne

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
Published June 26th 2017
Clear For Take-Off
The advent of the Flight Simulator was undoubtedly one of the greatest ever advancements in aviation safety, allowing pilots to hone their skills and practice emergency situations without actually incurring the massive cost of getting an aircraft into the air. 'Sim time' was part of being a professional pilot.

But today the opportunity to pilot an airliner or even a jet fighter is available to people of almost all ages and with no previous flying training or experience.

Victoria Melbourne Fly Flying Simulator Airliner Jet Fighter Experience
Imagine yourself on 'short final' approach at the controls of an Airbus A320 - do it in a state-of-the-art flight simulator right here in Melbourne. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


A number of Melbourne based flight simulators offer flight experiences in Boeing 737- 800 and Airbus A320 airliners, the 'Fighting Falcon' F-16 jet fighter and light general aviation types including the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole.

All allow customers to 'captain' the aircraft during take-off & landing at major airports around the world, fly circuits & bumps or scenic tours over designated locations.

Victoria Melbourne Fly Flying Simulator Airliner Jet Fighter Experience
A flight simulator ride will allow you to take the controls of a Boeing 737-800 and land & take-off at any one of hundreds of airports around the world. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


These are not toys. They are latest technology pilot training systems approved by aviation regulatory authorities around the world. Some are 'full-motion' simulators meaning that they are the nearest thing possible to actually flying without ever leaving the ground.

Most operators offer corporate experiences and children's parties as well as the basic one-on-one flight experience and most offer gift vouchers.

Victoria Melbourne Fly Flying Simulator Airliner Jet Fighter Experience
Strap in to an F-16 'Fighting Falcon' jet-fighter for the ride of your life - all without ever leaving the ground. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


If you've got the need, the need for speed, here's a list of flight simulators available in Melbourne that will put you in the captain's seat for a very realistic flight experience.

JFSM Jetflight Simulator Melbourne
Shop 5, 386 388 Keilor Road, Niddrie
Tel: 1300 538 354
www.jetflightsimulatormelbourne.com.au

Operates the Boeing 737-800 and F16 jet fighter. Cost is $130 for 30 mins or $249 for 60 minutes on both types.

Flight Experience
Shop 9, Level 2, QV Building
Cnr Swanston & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9650 0737
www.melbourne.flightexperience.com.au

Operates the Boeing 737-800 on a variety of packages ranging from $97 for 30 minutes to $425 for 90 minutes.

FLYAMBER
Building 80, 38 Bristol Street, Essendon Airport
Tel: (03) 8669 1338
www.flyamber.com.au

Flyamber is a fully-fledged flying school offering flight experiences in 'full motion' simulators for the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole at $99 for 60 minutes in either type.

Flight Deck Experience
Main Terminal Building
72 Hargrave Avenue, Essendon Airport
Tel: (030 9379 9225
www.flightdeckexperience.com.au

Operates an Airbus A320 simulator flight experiences costing $175 for 30 minutes, $275 for 60 minutes, $375 for 90 minutes or $500 for 2-hours.
Victoria Melbourne Fly Flying Simulator Airliner Jet Fighter Experience
A flight simulator puts the throttles at your fingertips for an incredible, full-on flight experience. Photo: www.pixaby.com


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Why? Experience the ultimate thrill of flying your very own airliner or jet-fighter with no previous training or experience and all safe & sound on the the ground.
When: Check with individual operators for hours of operation.
Phone: (03) 9650 0737
Where: QV Building
Cost: Various. Check with individual operators for costs.
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