Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $59 for a one-hour F-35 flight-simulator experience (a $120 value)
- $59 for a one-hour Boeing 737 flight-simulator experience (a $120 value)
- $99 for a one-hour F-35 and F-16 team mission experience for two (a $198 value)
Inside the life-size cockpit of the F-35 simulator, pilots experience the thrill of jetting around in a fighter on one-hour combat missions. Alternatively, virtual pilots can choose to launch flight attendants rather than missiles while flying the Boeing 737 passenger liner with the exact cockpit layout of active commercial jets today. Two friends join forces during the final package's one-hour mission, during which one friend pilots the F-35 while the other gets behind the stick of the F-16’s aerial arsenal. Working in tandem, the two complete a one-hour combat mission above the virtual clouds. Every flight includes a flight guide who gives step-by-step instructions to start the experience, and works with each client to tailor the session to their skill level.
SimCenter Tampa Bay
Small lights blink inside the cockpit as directions from air-traffic controllers roll in over the speakers. A pilot begins taxiing, speeding up until the plane rises off the runway and begins soaring over the water below. At least that's what it looks like to the participant and pilot who perch inside SimCenter Tampa Bay's celebrated Boeing 737 simulator, a realistic apparatus that has garnered mentions on the website of Plane & Pilot. The 737 will soon be joined in the Clearwater showroom by C-172 and Airbus 340 simulators, which will join together into one giant jet with a lion's face to fight the enemies of Earth.