Farnborough Air Sciences Museum
The museum has a number of flight simulators so whether you want to experience what it might be like to be a Top Gun Pilot or an Airline Pilot making supersonic transatlantic crossings, the museum has it all and more besides.
Typical examples of the simulators on offer are highlighted below.
Note: For safety reasons there are some restrictions, including a minimum age, involved with our simulators.
Please check on the day of visiting to confirm availability (Tel: 01252 375050).
English Electric Lightning F1A
Get your adrenaline flowing by flying this fully restored 1960s Lightning Flight Simulator through the ‘Sound Barrier’. Fly under Tower Bridge in London before climbing to 80,000 feet and beyond. Our Lightning Simulator sits in a dedicated room, so just make sure you hold on tight to the controls when the lights go down.
Try you hand at hovering a Harrier, can you keep it steady?
Here is an opportunity to fly our full-sized Concorde Simulator. With practice, you may even manage to get her down safely at London’s Heathrow Airport. But be warned, it’s not easy!
Open to all ages, this simulator provides an ideal opportunity for our younger visitors to try their hands at the controls of a WW2 Spitfire. If your child is able to reach the controls then he or she can ‘bag a kill’. Who knows? They may even grow up to become an RAF pilot.
MUSEUM OPENING HOURS
Saturdays, Sundays and
Bank Holiday Mondays
10.00am - 4.00pm
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