The Boeing Flight Simulator in Paris by Flight Experience
If you have ever thought about what it would be like to fly a plane, yet have never been able to take a flying lesson, a flight simulator is the next best thing, and whether you are a total beginner or already as a qualified pilot, Flight Experience is a great option.
About Flight Experience in Paris
Flight Experience is a company that has centres, or stores as they call them, in different countries throughout the world, and one of these is located in Paris France, where you can enjoy the ultimate in flight assimilator entertainment.
So whether you are a complete novice or already a qualified pilot, there is a package and experience available to cater specifically for you, which is organised on a Boeing 737-800 flight simulator, and these have even been approved for Pilot training in the USA, although not yet in France.
What Happens at Flight Experience in Paris
So getting back to the Flight Experience in Paris, where your enjoyment starts the minute you walk through the door and hand over your printed boarding pass for check in, as that provides your allocate date and time slot, just like you would have before boarding a real flight.
You then get to meet your First Officer who is also a flight instructor and real pilot, before having a pre-flight briefing, which is where this person will assess you expertise and what type of flight options are going to be suitable, so that you can get the ultimate out of your experience.
In this briefing there are over 24,000 different airports to choose from for your destination, which will be discussed and decided upon with your level of skill along with other options like weather and the type of terrain, or not for that matter!
So whether you are a beginner wishing to take off and land at the same airport in fine weather, do an international run, or go for one of the white knuckle airports for landing such as the Kai Tak runway in Hong Kong or the Innsbruck runway in Austria, many variants are possible for a thrilling and exhilarating experience, no matter what your level of expertise.
You will then get into the flight assimilator to become the captain and go through all the ordinary steps a true pilot has to take including learning the controls and instruments through to getting permission from air traffic control for take off. Yet once airborne you do not have much time to enjoy the views as you are then prepped and ready for the task ahead which includes airspeed, altitude, other planes, etc, even before the landing takes place.
So as you can no doubt tell, this is an experience of a lifetime that many people will never get to do, and this flight experience can easily be catered for individual needs and requirements no matter what type of flying skills they have.
The Different Options at Flight Experience in Paris
There are numerous different options available for a flight simulator experience, and the most basic is the Scenic Flight option at €169 for 30 minutes, whereas the City Circuit options are 45 minutes long for €219.
Having now provided these flight simulator experiences to over 120,000 people, the most popular package chosen is called the City Flyer, which is a duration of 1 hour for a cost of €259 as of 2014, yet you can opt for the Ultimate at 90 minutes of aviation excitement for €359.
However, if you want to enjoy this unique experience with friends, then you can opt for a 60 minute Multi City Flyer where you and up to two other friends, colleagues or family, take turns at the cockpit controls. And this is a cost of €279, or alternatively for a little longer period of fun for each of you, there is the Multi Ultimate with a 90 minute duration for €379.
Visiting Flight Experience in Paris
You will find the flying simulator centre and its shop located in the 13th Arrondissement close to the Les Docks - Cite de la Mode et du Design on the left bank of the River Seine opposite the Parc de Bercy.
The Flight Experience shop and centre is open from 10am through to 10pm, however, we would like to point out that bookings do have to be made in advance, which is best to arrange this at least one month in advance due to its popularity. You can do this at the store itself or by telephone on +33 (0) 1 45 86 04 04 between the hours of 11.30am and 7pm. Alternatively, you can purchase a voucher online for yourself or as a gift for someone else and then phone to arrange the day and time later.
Now as we have mentioned earlier, there is no experience necessary to enjoy one of the simulator sessions, however, they normally stipulate a minimum age of 10, but any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. And even if the flight experience is only booked for one person, an additional two people can sit behind you in the simulator for no additional charge.
And when it comes to getting to the Flight Experience store with the network of public transport in Paris, you will find that the nearest Metro station is the Quai de la Gare stop via line 6, or a little further walk and you have the Gare d’Austerlitz stop via line 5.
Yet the Gare d’Austerlitz train station also serves the RER trains as well, and the bus number 89 will get you close by, but if you have your own mode of transport, then there is a public car park only 100 metres away.
Address and Contact Details
21 Quai d’Austerlitz
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 86 04 04
Tourist attractions close by
- River Seine
- Les Docks - Cite de la Mode et du Design
- Pont de Bercy bridge
- Gare d’Austerlitz train station
- Parc de Bercy
- Cafe Barge
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