You are the captain for a day

This is your chance to Captain the B737-800 for a four sectors, 8 hour, day during a busy passenger schedule. Take up your position of a “Line” pilot and fly your aircraft, crew and passengers safely to their destinations.

London Gatwick to Paris (Charles De Gaulle)
Paris (Charles De Gaulle) to Birmingham
Birmingham to Zurich
Zurich to London Gatwick

Your day will start with the flight from London Gatwick Airport to Paris and returning to Birmingham. After
reaching Birmingham you will have the chance to step out of the flightdeck, relax, have a light sandwich lunch and have a chat about your flight while your aircraft is prepared for your next two sectors. From Birmingham you will fly to Zurich in Austria which is tucked into the mountainous region of the Eastern Alps and is close to the border with Germany.

As Captain of those flights you will be provided with flight plans and navigation charts. Along with your experienced First Officer, you will run through the flight plan, check the real weather and prepare for each flight.

On the flightdeck you and your first officer will set up the aircraft ready for each departure. You will need to make sure the aircraft has the correct amount of fuel for the flight, the flight management computer is correctly programmed and the weather has not changed. After each takeoff you will be monitoring the aircraft systems, following the flight plan and preparing for the descent and the arrival into your destination.

What to expect:

  • Long day of some great flying experience
  • Real weather flight
  • Use approach and departure charts
  • Take off in the daylight and land at night




What our clients say

I've never flown a plane before but after having a shot at the 737 Simulator, I feel as if the next time I'm on a Ryanair flight, I could chap on the cockpit door and ask the Captain for a shot😁 Krys, gets you to do all the pre flight checks pilots go through, flicking switches, turning dials and inputting the flight information into the planes computer. There's even a button to let the passengers on board. When you do that, you actually hear sounds of people boarding and flight attendants going about their jobs. This experience is very realistic. The simulator is an exact replica of a 737 cockpit. At times you have to remind yourself you are not actually flying a plane, it's that realistic. The graphics outside the windows on the screens make you feel as if you are actually flying, although it's hard to enjoy the views as you are focused on trying to keep the plane level and in the air, using the flight monitors😆 If you are looking for something different to give to someone as a gift , then look no further than booking a flight with Ness Aviation Trust me you will not be disappointed 10/10

by Bruce Morrison

I recently did a session in the Ness Aviation Simulator, WOW, what an experience! The entire simulator really is the 'real' thing. Every input and control is 100% accurate and replicates the real aeroplane incredibly well. The visuals are outstanding and the instructor, Chris, adapts the level to that of the visitor. Highly recommended to anyone with any interest in aviation.

by Kathleen Mackenzie

Just finished my first time in the simulator with Krystian! Unreal experience! Had never done anything like that before and found it really enjoyable! We done a few flight tests including A night loop around Vegas! Once I got used to some of the controls (with a little help) it became easier and I gained confidence! Even managed to land in Vegas safely! Highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys flying and thought of themselves as a modern day “maverick” or anyone who is a nervous flyer, Krys explained how many of the safety features can help a pilot land safely and for me who’s a bit nervous when it comes to flying it was rather reassuring! Not everyday you get a chance to fly a 737!

by Kyle Fitzgerald

AMAZING experience, 10/10! I have zero experience with flight simulators so found the amount of controls quite daunting but Krystian explained everything in detail and gave clear instructions as to what to do and I successfully managed a slightly bumpy taxi, take off and landing with a quick loop around the mountains by Innsbruck airport, Austria, and it was incredible. So unbelievably realistic I truly felt I was onboard an actual plane and had been in flight. This experience will definitely cater for the novices like myself as well as experienced domestic pilots wishing to have a bash at commercial flying. I cannot recommend Ness Aviation highly enough.

by Andrew Knight