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60 Min Full Motion F-18 Simulator Session provided by The Aviator Experience

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60 Min Full Motion F-18 Simulator Session

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Overview
The only full motion F-18 simulator in NZ or Australia outside of the military. Highly rated by ex military and commercial airline pilots. Whether it's just flying around, taking off and landing or full on combat, this is the most realistic combat aircraft simulator around. NB: Combat is not recommended to 1st time flyers
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Departure Point
142 Aerodrome Road, Bay of Plenty 3116, New Zealand
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 60 Minutes in a Full Motion (6DOF) F-18 Hornet Simulator
  • A full briefing is provided so allow an extra 15 minutes
  • An instructor will guide you through flying this aircraft simulator
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with Epilepsy
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Treeman76 wrote a review Apr 2021
New Zealand2 contributions
The Aviator experience is a must do if you are in the Bay of Plenty area. In fact if you are in New Zealand full stop! The F/A 18C Hornet motion cockpit is the most immersive and realistic simulation I have ever been on. There is nothing like it. Putting the VR glasses on was
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Blanka Schuster wrote a review Apr 2021
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Best experience ever worth the price. Craig is an amazing teacher. Loved loved loved it highly recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from AviatorExp, Owner at 60 Min Full Motion F-18 Simulator Session
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow thank you so much Blanka, so happy your son enjoyed his recent sessions during the holidays.
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Matt S wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
A professional pilot and self confessed aviation nut, I loved my recent visit to the Aviator Experience. I flew several different combat missions in the Spitfire and also low level flying in the mountains in the F18 simulator. The combination of the VR headset and the physical
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from AviatorExp, Owner at 60 Min Full Motion F-18 Simulator Session
Responded 2 weeks ago
Cheers AlfaSprite, we appreciate the review very much. So glad you found it so good.
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96raphaelv wrote a review Feb 2021
Sursee, Switzerland1 contribution
Soon it is one year ago I met Craig. It was just after the level 4 and 3 lock down in NZ that I spent a great time in Craig’s little paradise and couldn’t stop to enjoy the full motion F18 experience... Back in lock down in Switzerland right now, I wish to be able to return to
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Doug H wrote a review Feb 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had our 2020 Xmas function at the Aviator experience and Craig and his team were suburb. We had higher numbers attend than expected but Craig went above and beyond to make it work for our whole team. Sims were awesome and venue was brilliant. Was a beautiful night so also had
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Date of experience: December 2020
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By: The Aviator Experience
markwoodog
markwoodog
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Spitfire - Just Awesome
I'm a bit of WW2 enthusiast so bought myself and the old man a flight in the new Spitfire flight simulator. There i
Mark L
Mark L
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Attention to detail and the realism was just amazing!
WOW! Having flown flight simulators since the ZX Spectrum Psion Flight Simulator and dabbling in real flying in Au
murrayspar
murrayspar
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Awesome Christmas Party!
Premiere Showers had there Christmas work function at the Aviator. Craig, Anita and the team were amazing, the guid
99KLM
99KLM
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Amazing Experience
We went to The Aviator for our work Christmas Function and had an amazing time. The staff were very friendly and h
Scott841
Scott841
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As Close To Flying A Spitfire As You Can Get (without paying for the real thing)
Craig and Mike of The Aviator Experience put on a fantastic session for Baz and me. Flying the Spitfire for the fi
Enfiladenz
Enfiladenz
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Spitfire lovers heaven !
My first time flying the Spitfire replica Sim and it certainly does not fail to impress. Climbing into it you alrea
Shimoda63
Shimoda63
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You'll love this !
I found these guys by accident just before Xmas, & was blown away by the enthusiasm, as well as the stunning capabi
kiwiinkensington
kiwiinkensington
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Fantastic fun for all
We held our work function here last weekend and can not fault Craig and the team at the Aviator experience at all!
NZ-GAZ
NZ-GAZ
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Bloody Awesome.
Had an absolutely awesome hour in the Spitfire simulator this morning. I’ve never tried anything like this before b
daveclarkesquasher
daveclarkesquasher
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Spitfire experience
I had the opportunity to get in the new Spitfire simulator today at the Aviator experience. I am a big fan of the S
martymonsta1
martymonsta1
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Amazing fun!
This was the second time for me and simply mind blowing. 30 minutes flying the F/A 18 Hornet motion base simulator
kcihciwik2018
kcihciwik2018
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Brilliant experience
My Mum got to 'fly' in a Spitfire over France just like Grandad did in the war. Very special experience for her. Cr
553tristal
553tristal
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5 star all the way!!
Such an awesome awesome experience! I couldn't believe how life like this experience was! The staff is amazing an
lewiettkupa
lewiettkupa
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Wicked Experience!!
Had an absolute blast doing the F18 Full Motion simulator - it is such a surreal experience and am looking to bring
nikkicJ2729ZS
nikkicJ2729ZS
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Awesome experience!
My 14 year old son did the 30 minute F18 experience. He loved it and Craig talked him through all aspects of the e
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