Choose From Three Options
- $125 for a two-hour “Captain for a Day” flight-simulator session for one ($250 value)
- $229 for a two-hour “Captain for a Day” flight-simulator session for two ($499 value)
The Captain for a Day experience includes two hours of flight-simulation time inside a Boeing B737NG and AirbusA320 cockpit, plus a flight briefing, snacks and drinks, and a certificate of completiion.
- $997 for a weekend jet-immersion experience for one ($1,995 value)
The two-day weekend jet-immersion experience involves 10 hours of classroom-based learning and 6 hours of hands-on simulator time. Pilots-in-training also receive a manual, pilot shirt with captain epaulets, two catered lunches, a baseball cap, bottle of wine, logbook, photo session, and FAA logbook. The offer is only valid on January 23 and 24, February 20 and 21, March 5 and 6, and March 19 and 20; call ahead for more information.
Once visitors take a seat in one of SimJet Center's replica Boeing and Airbus cockpits, they're pilots—almost. They can control what sort of flight they take; for example, they can embark on a gate-to-gate flight between any two airports or tackle a flight with a built-in challenge. And they can also man the fully interactive and functional cockpit controls. The resulting experience is so lifelike that it serves as pilots' license practice, in addition to an adventure for hobbyists. But there are some subtle hints that it's all a simulation: An instructor oversees from the passenger seat and—perhaps the bigger giveaway—the simulators never leave the ground.