Types of Flight Simulator
Flight Simulator Types
Simulators come in different shapes and sizes depending upon the training task they were designed for. Equally the price of these machines can run from £150,000 all the way to £15 Million pounds! At Flight Deck Experience we have access to both and they are called - Fixed base or Full motion.
Fixed Base - Prices from £110
Fixed base as the name suggests means it doesn’t move, however by using clever audio-visual cuing systems most people think they are moving. Anybody that has sat in a train carriage and thought their train was moving when it was the one next to them has experienced this curious phenomenon! The upside of not moving however is that we have been able to build cabin section and galleys into the simulator to enhance the feeling of reality! Graphics tend to be better on the fixed base and we have 24,000 airports compared to 25 in the full motion!
Full Motion - Prices from £499
If you say flight simulator to somebody, the, 50 feet tall, boxes on massive hydraulic legs is the image that springs to mind. These awesome machines cost between £10 and £15 Million pounds each and are realistic in every way and are used to train airline pilots on a specific aircraft type. We have an A320 and Boeing 737 in our full motion fleet. These machines can replicate severe turbulence, acceleration, such as being thrown into the back of your seat on take-off as well as let you know if you made a heavy landing! They are so real when taxing on the ground you can even feel the bumps of the cat’s eyes!