- Feel the most realistic flight simulator experience
- Makes an awesome gift, no matter what your experience level is
- Step into the flight deck and take control of a jetliner
Would you want to feel the most realistic flight simulator experience? Then this voucher is just perfect for you!
You don’t need any flying expertise or knowledge to fly this simulator. That easily indicates that a flight with Aero 320 HK makes an awesome gift, no matter what your experience level is.
- Q&A session
- An instruction booklet
- Choose a theme from: - Kai Tak Approach - Sully Challenge - Paro alley - Free Flying
This flight simulator experience is so true to life. A team of friendly instructors is qualified, and most of them are existing airline pilots.
So, what are you waiting for? Step into the flight deck and take control of a jetliner in a physical simulator enclosure, supervised by a professional pilot in this one-on-one experience for two.
This is the best experience for you, especially if you have always wished to be the captain of an airplane.
No prior experience required
Please book at least 2 days before the experience date.
No Cancellation or reschedule is allowed once the booking is confirmed by the merchant.
Each UMEGO eVoucher is valid for two persons only
How It Works:
Pay for the experience you wish to purchase, and we will send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient. Make sure you check the details before you book your experience.
Flight Simulator Experience
22 fascinating flying facts
Every year billions of people take to the sky on international and domestic flights around the world. In fact, it’s easy to take this method of transport for granted, but when you stop to think about it, flying is pretty amazing. So let’s discover 20 of the most fascinating flying facts out there!
1. Co-pilots have to eat different food to each other.
Obviously, safety is paramount when hurtling through the air in a metal box – that’s why pilots always fly accompanied by a co-pilot. But did you know that the two most important people on the aeroplane have to eat different meals? That way, if one of them comes down with food poisoning, there’s still someone who can fly the plane.
2. Plane trails aren’t made of smoke.
Contrails, or vapour trails, are those white lines left across the sky in the wake of aeroplanes. Surprisingly, they are mainly made up of water, in the form of frozen ice crystals.
3. Planes regularly get hit by lightning.
Sounds like your worst nightmare, but planes get hit by lightning all the time. Sometimes planes even trigger it when flying through clouds. Luckily the aluminium of the aeroplane’s body acts as a Faraday cage, transmitting dangerous electricity around the outside of the aircraft and leaving the passengers safe inside.
4. Most people have never flown.
In a clear indicator of disparities in global wealth, 95% of people have never flown. Unsurprisingly perhaps, Americans fly more than any other nation, followed by China and India. In the UK alone, 70% of flights are made by the wealthiest 15% of the population.
5. Aeroplanes were invented in 1903.
Ever since the Greeks told stories of Icarus we have dreams of flying like birds, but it has been less than 100 years since the Wright brothers invented the aeroplane.
6. The longest ever flight was made by a Cessna 172 in 1958.
Pilots Bob Timm and John Cook stayed aloft for an incredible 64 days, 22 hours and 19 minutes, a record that still stands!
7. Planes can fly with just one engine.
Commercial passenger planes have two engines for a reason – if one fails mid-flight, the plane can touch down safely with just one.
8. The fastest plane in the world is the Lockheed SR-1 Blackbird.
It reaches speeds of Mach 3.3, more than 2,100 mph, which is up to 4 times as fast as commercial airliners.
9. Don’t drink the water!
Bacteria including salmonella and staphylococcus, together with insect eggs (eew), have been found in airline water. In fact one study found 37 different species of minibeasts in one glass. Stick to the bottled stuff… or better yet, a nice G&T!
10. A Boeing 747 is made up of six million parts, with 140 miles of wiring inside.
11. These iconic planes are made in Washington, where their Everett site has the largest manufacturing building in the world, as well as South Carolina.
12. Black boxes are actually orange.
13. This one makes sense. Black boxes are orange because they’re much easier to find visually. In plane crashes, black boxes can end up buried, hidden in vegetation or even on the seabed. Modern black boxes have GPS locators, but in the old days they had to be found by sight, hence the bright colour.
14. Aircraft air is drier than any air you would experience on the ground.
With humidity of less than 20%, the air on an average airliner is drier than it is in the Atacama desert. No wonder you end up feeling so stuffy after a long-haul flight…
15. A Boeing 747 is more fuel efficient than your car.
Boeing 747 engineering is legendary, and with only 75% of seats filled these planes become more fuel efficient than a car with a driver and one passenger.
16. Exhaust fumes kill more people than plane crashes every year.
Despite the lurid headlines, plane crashes are very rare – in fact, you’re 19 times more likely to die in a car crash. But plane exhaust is a contributor to particle pollution, which kills millions of people worldwide every year.
17. Quantas are perhaps the safest airline, as they’ve never had a single fatal jetliner accident.
The Australian airline is in fact the only airline that can make this claim.
18. One of the deadliest aeroplane accidents actually happened on the ground, when two fully loaded planes collided in the middle of the runway in Tenerife, in 1977. Over 500 people died.
19. The oxygen in oxygen masks only lasts 15 minutes. Luckily that’s plenty of time for planes to drop to an altitude where you can breathe unaided. And it’s true what they say about putting your own mask on first. You can pass out in seconds without the mask on, but it won’t hurt to do so. Make sure your mask is on so you can put your kids’ masks on too.
20. The world’s busiest airport is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, carrying over 96 million passengers a year, while Chicago’s O’Hare boasts the most take-offs and landings.
21. Planes are a significant contributing factor to the climate crisis. Aviation is one of the fastest growing sources of emissions – if the aviation industry were a country, it would be in the top ten most polluting. This has led to calls for higher taxes on flights and fuels, as well as plans to ban frequent flyer incentives.
22. Scientists are busy developing new technologies that will allow us to fly without harming the planet. These include hydrogen and solar planes, as well as investigating gliding technology.
Plain travel might not be for you for a number of reasons. Maybe it’s too expensive, you have a phobia or you don’t want to harm the planet. Flight simulators are a great way to experience the thrill of flight without ever setting foot on an aeroplane.