Sky high Family Activities at Atlantic AirVenture
If you are looking for a new fun day out for the family, check out our family flying experience! 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! This is a fun new experience for the family to enjoy together.
The session starts with a ground school lesson where visitors learn about the basic physics behind flight and how the aircraft is manoeuvred using the flight controls.
After a quick demonstration flight by your pilot 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 to JFK for your best landing!
Then its off to New York’s JFK airport, their challenge is a race in the Red Bull Extra 300 high performance aircraft! The mission is to find the Statue of Liberty and then to fly under the Brooklyn Bridge, and then back to JFK for their 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 a the budding aviator in the family.
Atlantic AirVenture will reopen on Jan 2nd 2017
General Saturdays and School Holidays 2.00 pm.
We recommend Booking ahead to avoid any disappointment.
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
General Museum Admission Adults €6 and Children €3 not participating in Flight Sim activity
Guided Museum Tours are arranged at the above times as part of the Aviation Discovery Experience and can not be guaranteed outside those times.
Talk to us if you have a nervous flyer in the family, we can help! See our Fear of Flying course.