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FLIGHT SIMULATORS

& VR Suites 1 + 2

Three NEW Flight Simulators at the Ulster Aviation Society

Experience the thrill of flight like never before with our exhilarating Flight Sims and VR suites.

Our state-of-the-art setup features THREE, identical, high-performance PCs (running 4070 Super GPUs), networked together on 1.2Gb Fibre Broadband to deliver an immersive flying experience.

 

Our Suite 1 flight simulators have the latest versions of X-Plane 12 and DCS (Digital Combat Simulator) ready for take-offs, landings, or already in-flight, offering a vast selection of aircraft and scenarios to choose from.

We will soon include the much-anticipated MS Flight Simulator 2024 upon its release later this year, giving you even more options to explore the virtual skies.

Red Arrows Hawk XX260 taking off from George Best Belfast City Airport within X-Plane 12 Simulator at the Ulster Aviation Society

We have a choice of THREE Control systems for Fast-jets, Helicopters and fixed-wing propeller-driven aircraft.

What sets our simulators apart is the authenticity of the experience. 

 

X-Plane 12 features meticulously detailed simulations of many of the aircraft from the UAS Collection, including our Red Arrows Hawk, Reims Rocket Cessna and Gazelle helicopter.

Controls for any type of aircraft

One of the Three Flight Simulators in Suite 1 at the Ulster Aviation Society
Flight Simulators & VR Suite Logo from the Ulster Aviation Society © Mark J. Cairns

Experience the feeling of soaring through the Mourne Mountains as a Red Arrows pilot! Execute tight manoeuvres and marvel at the breathtaking views from the cockpit — all from the comfort and safety of our amazing flight sim seats.

Or set up for landing a Cessna at George Best Belfast City Airport, plus many other aircraft and scenarios that we're developing continually.

Three ways to Experience Flight

Experience the Sim either directly on big 55" 4k screens, via an IR headset tracker, or pull on a Meta Quest Pro VR Headset for total immersion.
 

Experience the feeling of soaring through the Mourne Mountains as a Red Arrows pilot! Execute tight manoeuvres and marvel at the breathtaking views from the cockpit — all from the comfort and safety of our amazing flight sim seats.

Gazelle helicopter within X-Plane 12 simulator at the Ulster Aviation Society

Fly in Virtual Reality

VR Suite 2 with six Meta Quest Pro VR Headsets, at the Ulster Aviation Society's Flight Sims & VR Suites attraction

Head next door to Suite 2 and prepare to be amazed!

 

We have SIX new Meta Quest Pro headsets waiting to whisk you away on a virtual reality ('VR') adventure.

 

Imagine yourself strapped into a Hawk jet cockpit, as a squadron of Red Arrows streaks alongside you in a stunning 360-degree VR experience.

 

Look around and take in the immersive world and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Well, now you can!

Outside the Flight Simulator Suite 1 at the Ulster Aviation Society

The VR Suites are perfect for individuals or groups, offering a truly unique way to explore the world of flight.

NO OTHER aviation museum in the UK or Ireland has what we have within our two Suites.

 

Whether you're an experienced Flight Simmer, an aviation enthusiast who wants to experience the thrill of flying different aircraft in a safe way, but never had the chance, the Ulster Aviation Society's Flight Simulators & VR Suites have something for everyone! 
 

Come visit us and see for yourself why virtual flight is taking the world by storm.

Flight Sim VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

Our Flight Sim team is looking for more Volunteers to help out and run the two Suites, especially during busy days like Saturdays plus big in-house events like EHOD in September each year.

However, our Volunteer Tour Guides run tours 7 days a week, so we also have opportunities from 10am - 2pm most days to be an important part of those tours for the Guides, by being on hand to show those visiting tours through and experience the Flight Sims & VR Suites.

If you're interested and maybe already have a bit of experience with XPlane 12, DCS or VR headsets, please E-mail our Flight Sim Room guru, John McIntyre via:  flightsim@ulsteraviationsociety.org  or visit our hangars on a Saturday and have a chat with him.

Duties would include:
• Assisting visitors' flights in the Sims.
• Assisting visitors experience VR and helping them with the Meta Quest Pro headsets.

• Creating a smooth flow between Suite 1 into Suite 2.

• Keeping the PC systems and Sim software updated.

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