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Sim-Fly Norfolk

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Birthday present for my husband

What a great experience for my husband and I. I did not know that I would be able to join in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrea W
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Dad flies again at 96!

A warm welcome by Captain John Hoyte with a chance for dad to explain his flying experience as a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
debbiecolman
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Cromer, United Kingdom
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Flight simulator fun for all ages & experiences, great gift or day out. We suggest you start with a Cessna 172 training aircraft, under the guidance of John Hoyte a qualified pilot and flying instructor. Your fun sessions will be tailored to your...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Old Buckenham Airfield Abbey Road | Main Hangar Offices, Office Suite, Old Buckenham NR17 1PU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience for my husband and I. I did not know that I would be able to join in the fun. John Hoyte made us feel so welcome, and was so informative about everything. My husband kept on talking about it for some...More

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Andrea - it was a pleasure, thanks for your positive comments and do please both come again - it's always easier the second time! Best wishes, John

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm welcome by Captain John Hoyte with a chance for dad to explain his flying experience as a WW2 pilot and to show John his log books. Together they discussed airfields, training, war experiences and the way different planes handled. Dad decided to 'fly'...More

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a huge privilege and pleasure to fly again in a Mosquito with your Dad and land at Great Massingham - incredible really after around 70 years. I took a vertical photo of the airfield after you left and a photo of a Mosquito...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyable experience, professionally and generously delivered by John. John treated this first time flier with patience and simply presented the basic flying principles. Managed flights with the Cessna, Spitfire and a Red Arrow and there was even time for my daughter to fly a...More

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review - really enjoyed meeting all of the family - good fun to go back to Kenya - sorry about the cloud & high airfield. Hope to see you again. John

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic set up at Old Buckingham airfield. Very realistic and huge choice of aircraft to fly. Very addictive! Highly recommended. Oh, and buy more than one session because it'll keep you coming back!

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Steve, It was a real pleasure and many thanks for the review - until we meet again!! JH

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

After a warm welcome from John, a brilliant experience in the simulator followed. After the Cessna I got to fly a glider for the first time in 50 years. Also looped the loop and barrel rolled a Spitfire and landed a tiger moth with engine...More

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Good to fly into Swanton Morley again - i've put your landing on Facebook. Look forward to seeing you again Malcolm - good fun and thanks. John

Reviewed 27 July 2018

I recently visited Sim-Fly at Old Buckenham airfield with my grandson, Josh, as part of his 12th birthday present; what an excellent afternoon we had! Our instructor, John took Josh through an easy pre-brief and within minutes we were "in the air" and flying over...More

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thanks Chris - a flight with a difference! Really enjoyed our flight and sums up what Sim-Fly is all about - so glad you and Josh enjoyed it. JH

Reviewed 25 July 2018

Turned up, John made me and my 11 year old son welcome and was most reassuring.The simulator experience was much enjoyed by may son (and myself!) as John made it fun and educational. A good experience which we will repeat,

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you Mike - glad your son enjoyed it - look forward to seeing you both again hopefully! John H.

Reviewed 17 July 2018

given as xmas present to our son, we both tagged along with him to watch and video some of the experience. the pilot, john, made us very welcome. the whole experience for all of us more than exceeded expectations and would recommend to anyone. It...More

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

David, Thank you for your kind words and i'm glad Ashley enjoyed his experience - very much look forward to seeing you all again soon! John

Reviewed 14 July 2018

Had a fantastic time at Sim-Fly based at Old Buckenham Airfield. Enjoyed a trip to Jimmy's Café on the airfield before visiting Sim-Fly where we were welcomed by John who explained how the session would work along with agreeing the types I wished to fly...More

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Ali - we packed a lot into an hour - the Chipmunk flight from Cambridge at the end was because we'd both done the same a few years ago and you did really well - hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 July 2018

As a woman of 67 I can honestly say this was one of the best surprises I have ever had. This is the most excitement you can have safely in an airplane. Given as a surprise for my birthday, I was unsure what to expect...More

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Yes we can do gliders - aero tow and then cast off and away....Huge fun.
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