If your child is fascinated by the world of flight, then visit Captain Santa at the Flightdeck this Christmas at Atlantic AirVenture in Shannon, Co Clare.
Visit Captain Santa at the Flightdeck of his BAe 146 Whisper Jet and then go fly!
Check out the choice of cool seasonal flight simulator experiences, then see the museums jet airplanes, engines, cockpits and lots more!
Flight simulator options are ideal for ages 7 upwards, we often have teenagers willing to meet the Captain too! For younger Santa visitors, toddlers and Junior/ Senior infants choose the Solo Visit Santa at the flightdeck option, flight simulator is not suitable for under 7’s but there’s still lots to see and do. This makes it a fun day out for all the family and a great way to go out in style if you are nearing that stage.
We encourage our visitors to bring along their letter for Santa, and dress for the occasion! We supply flight suits for the children and airline pilot jackets for parents. Miss Santa will take your family photo with your camera or phone.
Booking is by phone only. Call us directly on 061 363687, a payment link will be sent after your booking is made. For new visitors, please call us with any questions, and do please have a look around our website for general information on the centre.
Visit Captain Santa at the Flightdeck.
Young eyes are amazed at all the switches and gauges in the cockpit that are used for the long flight around the world on Christmas Eve. Captain Claus will explain a little about them and maybe give you some tips on landing…
Please bring your letters along: Santa’s helpers will stow them aboard for Express Jet delivery back to the North Pole! Don’t forget your camera as Miss Claus will take your family photo. We have flight suits and jackets for all the family!
Solo Santa Visit: €15.00
Visit Captain Claus at the FlightDeck + Gift (Under 7, No Flight Simulation included)
For the little ones on Solo Santa Tickets, we have a tot size pedal plane and runway outdoors, great for pics!
Then it’s time to say goodbye to Santa and get ready to take off in the Extra 300 aerobatic airplane, on a Classified Flight Plan to locate Santa’s private Runway.
You have special Prior Permission to make a touch and go and do a few loop the lops just for fun!
Look out for the runway lights shining as you approach, and do be careful, look out for Santa’s Air Traffic Control Tower, Mrs Claus is up there trying to cope with all the traffic around today!
Flying Santa Package suitable for over 7’s.
Flying Santa Visit: €35 (Min Age 7)
Visit Captain Claus at the FlightDeck + Gift + Fly to Santa’s Airport Flight Simulation.
For those who want to experience what it is like to fly a passenger airliner, take your seat behind the controls of the most popular one in the world, the Boeing 737-800 NG. Experience the sights sounds and sensations of flight during a 15 mile Approach and Landing into snow covered Lapland International Airport, this is an experience they will remember for years to come!
The 737 Landing and Santa Package is just perfect for the older child, a wonderful memory in the making.
B737 Landing and Santa Visit: €55 (Min Age 7)
Visit Captain Claus at the FlightDeck + Gift + B737 flight simulator 10 mile Approach and Landing Lapland International.
NB This Experience does not involve children piloting a real airplane!!
You do not require a passport.
All flights are simulated and take place at Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre, Link Road, Shannon Town, Co Clare.
Adults: €7.50 Includes Tea / Coffee and Mince Pie
2016 Dates December:
Sat 10th & Sun 11th: 1pm, 2pm or 3pm slots
Sat 17th & Sun 18th: 1pm, 2pm or 3pm slots
Booking is essential – call us with any questions on +353 (0)61 363687.
Limited availability so book early!