Sky High Family Activities at Atlantic AirVenture
If you are looking for a fun and new experience for the family to enjoy together, check out our exciting and educational Aviation Discovery Tour. Learn how aircraft fly during a pre-flight ground school lesson, then test out those theories with a virtual flight in a high performance aerobatic aircraft!
Suitable for the armchair pilot or complete novice. Our instructors are always close by!
The session starts with a ground school lesson where visitors learn about the principals of flight and how the aircraft is manoeuvred using the flight controls.
After a quick demonstration flight by your instructor, you will be ready to take to the virtual skies. You and your team member are in command of a high performance aerobatic aircraft for an Air Race around New York! The mission is to find the Statue of Liberty and to fly under the Brooklyn Bridge, perform a loop for cruise ship passengers in the Hudson River, then buzz the Empire State Building and race back to JFK for your best landing!
It’s not all over then… Take an interactive guided tour of Shannon Aviation Museum to learn more about our displays of aircraft, jet engines, landing gear, cockpits, including the iconic Spitfire, as well as a great collection of Model airplane artifacts and memorabilia. There might be a surprise along the way for one visitor who will be invited to assist in demonstrating a life vest! All visitors will also have the chance to sit in a real aircraft so don’t forget your camera!
You can even upgrade and take an additional challenge, approach and land a B737-800 NG, ideal for the big kids or the budding aviator in the family.
Saturdays at 2.00 pm.subject to availability
Call us to check latest schedules during summer / mid term
Advance booking is required
Duration: Approximately 1.5 – 2 hrs duration.
Price Per Person: €20.00
Suitable for: Children 7+ (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
Price Includes Flight Simulation Experience and Guided Interactive Museum Tour
Museum Admission: Adults €8 and Children €4 (not participating in Flight Sim activity)
Under 12 months free.
Guided Museum Tours are offered as part of the Aviation Discovery Experience and can not be guaranteed outside those times.
Groups: For thrilling days out for your Family Groups, Confirmations, Birthday Parys, or Team building events, great packages are available for large groups.
Call us for more info on 061 363687
Talk to us if you have a nervous flyer in the family, we can help! See our Fear of Flying course.