Based in Aerospace House, Avondale Industrial Estate, Stockport - SK3 0UD
FLY A VULCAN SIMULATOR
Join us as the Commander of an AVRO Vulcan B2 simulator where, along with your experienced co-pilot, you can undertake a variety of exciting missions and learn to fly one of Britain’s last cold war nuclear bombers.
A BIT OF HISTORY
First delivered to the Royal Air force in 1956 the improved B2 version started operating in 1960 and featured a redesigned wing, more powerful Olympus engines and a new electrical system. Capable of Mach 0.93 and altitudes of up to 56,000 feet the Vulcan carried a crew of five and was an extremely versatile aircraft. From a high level bombing role the Vulcan then changed tactics to low level operations under the radar to avoid Soviet detection. Eventually, Britain’s nuclear deterrent was passed on to the Royal Navy and the Vulcans were converted into airborne refuellers.
Just 3 months from retirement in 1982 they were pressed into service to bomb the runway at Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands and operation ‘Black Buck’ became famous as the longest bombing run in history at almost 6800 Nautical miles and 16 hours of flight. With high altitude flights, Low level operations, formation flying and air show recreations we hope to give you a taste of what it was like to be the pilot of one of these formidable aircraft.
- Low level flying through mountain valleys such as the Scottish Highlands, the Lake District and the Alps
- Formation flying with Vulcans or Victors
- Try your hand at landing the iconic Vulcan at your favourite airport
- Recreate an airshow and try stunts plus much more.
The Vulcan Flight Simulator Experience is available in four time-slots;
30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes or two hours and you can swap pilots on sorties of 60 minutes or more if you wish, meaning you can not only share the costs, but let a close relative or friend enjoy the action too.
Watch Bill Ramsey, Vulcan XH558 pilot, fly over London in formation with three other AVRO Vulcans and perform a display.
Your experience begins with a letter and voucher detailing the experience, which can be given as a gift. They will provide all the details needed for you to arrange a time-slot with Flightdeck Experience to ‘fly’ the aircraft. The letter and voucher are physically posted to you. Once you have your voucher, you or the recipient has 12 months in which to arrange the ‘flight’.
A donation from Virtual Aerospace, the Flightdeck Experience operators, is made in support of XH558 from every flight experience booked through this listing.
Virtual Aerospace Contact Details
Address: Flight Deck Experience, Aerospace House, Avondale Industrial Estate, Avondale Road, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK3 0UD
Phone: 01604 211336