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Sim-Fly Norfolk

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Really brilliant

I've been flying for 30 years, yet this was immersive, realistic, and simply wonderful fun. Run by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
martinD1517BH
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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90 minute fun simulator session

Excellent time. John was very helpful and knowledgeable. He put me at ease and took me through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike L
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Norwich, 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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Old Buckenham Airfield Abbey Road | Main Hangar Offices, Office Suite, Old Buckenham NR17 1PU, England
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+44 1953 860914
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been flying for 30 years, yet this was immersive, realistic, and simply wonderful fun. Run by enthusiasts, incredible value, and if you're a beginner or an old pilot you'll have a blast.

Thank martinD1517BH
John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Martin, I still get a buzz too - I like the fact that it's serious fun and no one ever gets hurt - that's cool, plus the weather doesn't stop us. John H.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent time. John was very helpful and knowledgeable. He put me at ease and took me through the basics of flying. Then into the simulator, flew a Cesna around Norfolk and looked at where we live then flew a Spitfire, this was quite an experience....More

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

Thanks so much for your feedback and please don't worry about the landing of a Spitfire these things take a bit of time...Look forward to a revisit soon. John H.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only way you can come close to real flying. Couple that with very friendly and expert tuition from Capt. John Hoyte, a retired airline captain and Sim-Fly will take you - no matter what your age or knowledge into the world of...More

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John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well thank you whoever you are - we treat all the same so We hope you'll return and tell us which secret admirer you are? Thanks John H.

Reviewed September 9, 2018

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 September 10, 2018

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 August 29, 2018

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 August 30, 2018

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 August 21, 2018

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

Thank Tim M
John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

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 August 16, 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!

Thank SteveRAAM
John H, Owner at Sim-Fly Norfolk, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

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

Reviewed August 12, 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 August 12, 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 July 26, 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 July 28, 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 July 25, 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,

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

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

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