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What is the FlightX Pilot Experience?

FlightX Pilot Experience is a unique aviation entertainment concept. In this modern era of aviation where there is no longer access to airplane cockpits, we give you the opportunity to experience firsthand the thrills of piloting a commercial airliner.

Who is it for?

The FlightX Pilot Experience is for EVERYONE. No experience is necessary. Our team of amazing instructors will be with you every step of the way, guiding you on this amazing journey of piloting a Boeing 737 without ever leaving the ground. On average it only takes 30 minutes before you can take off and land successfully.

Where can I fly?

Choose from 24,000 airports across the globe to test your skills. Fancy flying into the old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong? Why no try your skills at a tricky approach into Innsbruck in Austria or land low and slow over some tourists on the beach in St. Maarten?

What is it like?

The FlightX environment is unique, fun and family friendly. The flight center will be aviation themed throughout (reception area, bar, lounge) and will feature a beer & wine bar, interactive multimedia stations that provide fun facts about aviation and several “lite” simulators. These are intended for “nonflying” visitors to get a taste of what the larger simulator experience is like.

Tell me more about the Experience!

As you enter the simulator you find yourself inside the cockpit of a Boeing 737. It is in fact an exact replica of a real Boeing 737 cockpit. The simulator incorporates computer systems and high fidelity visuals so realistic, they are almost indistinguishable from the real thing which means you are completely immersed in the simulation. Inside the cockpit, you experience the look and sound of an aircraft with visual references extremely close to a real-world aircraft.

In the simulator, you look out of the windows and see a virtual world. You are parked at the gate, the jet bridge is docked to the aircraft; the windsock blowing in the breeze next to the runway indicates the current weather conditions, as highly-realistic clouds drift overhead. You can literally identify the airport and location by the realistic landmarks. As your brain focuses on the horizon you can hear the wind, the engine noise, cooling systems and passengers boarding the aircraft. When you add in vibrations to the seat, the environment feels, looks and sounds exactly like the real thing, a cockpit providing the most realistic experience possible!

Come join us on this amazing adventure!!

My Story

As long as I can remember I have been fascinated with aviation. In 2013 I took the controls of an airplane for the first time and since then I have realized my dream of becoming a pilot. Over the past 18 months I have been working on launching my aviation-themed entertainment experience to share my love for aviation with everyone, especially people who have never flown an airplane. I am pleased to announce that things are coming together and I am now at a point where I need YOUR help. I have been been working closely with my local Small Business Development Center and together we have created an amazing business plan and secured the interest of several credit unions in funding an SBA backed loan. In order to qualify for the loan I need to provide approximately 20% of the funds myself. I believe so strongly in this endeavor that I am investing most of my own retirement savings in this project. 

 

Risks and challenges

A number of pieces have to fall into place to enable a successful launch. Some of the anticipated risks include:

-Securing the SBA backed loan
-Securing the proper location on time and within the budget criteria
-Finding and hiring the right staff

We have worked extensively with the Small Business Development Chamber to create a solid business plan. All the above risks have been incorporated into the plan with the goal to minimize any risks.

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    A $2000 value! The simulator in Austin is
    yours for a day. Bring up to 7 friends and fly
    to 24,000 airports around the world. Drinks
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    Reward up to 25 of your employees with an
    amazing day at our simulator in Austin in this
    fully catered affair. Truly unique teambuilding,
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