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Looking for somewhere to practice flying a real simulator at an affordable price? Welcome to FSM Professional Flight Training at Coventry Airport where we have 3 separate simulators. We have a Boeing 737 NG, a 747-400 and an Airbus A320 all of which perform as well as any level D machine and at less than half the price of elsewhere.

FSM have been doing assessment training for over 7 years and have assisted literally hundreds of professional pilots to pass their assessment  interviews with airlines such as BA, Thomsons, easyJet, Jet2, Cathay Pacific, Cargolux, Air Macau and many more.

So if you are just out of an ATO school, a turboprop pilot looking to join a ‘jet’ airline, a pilot changing airline or from the forces, please have a look at our web site and see what we can offer. 

“Just a quick note to say thanks for the SIM preparation last Friday. I had the assessment on Monday, and the thumbs up from BA on Thursday. The practice on your SIM was invaluable making the assessment a non event”

Just one of many feedbacks we have had from satisfied customers.

There are other offerings out there, but they do not generally use real simulators and they just don’t fly right. This is what one recent contact said to us having been to another well known supplier –

“I wish I had done it with you as I got rejected marginally on sim at jet2”

So if you want to do it properly, do consider coming to us at FSMPFT. I look forward to hearing from you.

Captain Chris Rigby – MD.

0800 999 7370



TESTIMONIALS

Boeing 747 – the JUMBO jet  –  “This is a far better experience than I had with another company in the Midlands. My Captain was Nigel a retired pilot from British Airways. We flew along the Hudson river and Landed at JFK New York. The simulator is super realistic, and Captain Nigel a great instructor.”

Airbus A320 motion simulator “I had done a flight simulation before with another company but with FSM I found it was far more informative. Even before the flight started, the briefing provided a vast amount of basic knowledge which answered a lot of questions.
Throughout the flight Peter was excellent in the way he explained what was happening and quite complicated procedures were made easy to understand.
Thank you for a really enjoyable experience”

Boeing 737 motion simulator“Right from the start we were made to feel very welcome. The initial briefing was very informative and the facilities are great. Following the briefing, I was introduced to my instructor, Rick. He was very friendly and his wealth of experience was just fantastic. Settling into the flight deck of the 737 simulator was like a childhood dream come true. The guidance and instruction from Rick throughout the flight was superb”.
I would highly recommend this experience and a big thank you for everyone at the center who made the day very memorable and such great fun. Just perfect”.

HISTORY

Captain Chris Rigby retired from flying 8 years ago. Chris didn’t want all his 23,000 hours of flight experience go to waste, so Flight Simulators Midlands was born.

FSM is where both members of the public and experienced pilots can come to test their skills and have fun.

Starting with a Boeing 737 simulator, once owned by Sabena Airlines. Then followed by an ex by Aer Lingus Boeing 747. The latest addition to the fleet is an Airbus A320. This Airbus started life as a real British Airways plane 320 (G-BUSF). Our Airbus 320 has now been back-engineered into a flight simulator. The 737 and A320 have motion. The 747 has a giant screen which even fools experienced pilots into thinking they are on the move.

SIMULATORS

Boeing 737 Flight Simulator – This fantastic aircraft simulator was originally owned by Sabena Airlines of Belgium and was constructed by Atkins and Merryl in the USA. After the demise of Sabena, it was bought out and partly converted into a New Generation (NG) 737 simulator. We purchased this machine in 2012 and have since continued with the conversion process so it has a fully functional instrument and overhead panel. We regularly have current 737 captains fly this simulator and they comment on how remarkably close it is to the real thing. Our graphics are the latest from the USA and our functional software is recognised as the industry’s leading programme. A hydraulic motion option completes this remarkable machine. Similar simulators anywhere else will cost in excess of £500 / hour. 2 observer seats are available.



Airbus A320 – This is not a simulator –  this is a REAL aircraft – G-BUSF – reverse engineered into a simulator and what an amazing job our engineers have done with it. Scrapped some 3 years ago, this aircrafts nose was cut off and then mounted on a pitch motion platform at Coventry Airport. Previoulsy operated by GB Airways for British Airways, some of our instructors have flown this actual aeroplane. For one it was his first ever jet flight! This simulator, like the 737, has professional ‘collimated’ displays which produce high resolution imagery for flight. It’s so realistic that sitting in it you sometimes wonder if you are in a real aeroplane. Room for up to 3 observers. Pitch motion available. A real must for you techy wannabe pilots.



Boeing 747 – This superb machine started life as an Aer Lingus 747-200 training simulator. Since its early days, it has been converted into a 400 series aircraft by the addition of the glass cockpit and all the supporting software. This simulator has an amazing cinema screen wrap around graphics to give both the flight crew and the observers the best view possible. It’s so powerful that everyone is convinced they have been moving when actually they haven’t. We often use this simulator to train aspiring British Airways pilots before their interview process, something which we have been very successful with. This is the ‘Queen of the Skies’ and is my favourite of all our simulators. Room for up to 3 observers.


AVAILABLE TRAININGS

Courses are originally priced in GBP

Company Course Price*

Assessment Training Packages

Coventry, United Kingdom

United Kingdom


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Aircraft Types: B737, B747, A320
  • Our type specific simulators are priced about half of what you would expect to pay elsewhere. 
  • We do not use generic machinery as some other companies do, to give you the best possible chance of successfully completing your assessment.
  • 2 hour package - £450
  • 3 hour package - £650
  • 4 hour package - £800
  • For 2 pilots sharing a detail, add £50 / hour to the prices above.
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€539
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JOC Course

Coventry, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Time to complete: 3 days3 days
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  • Ground school (4 hours) and 12 hours on the flight simulator
  • B737 or A320 or a mix of the two
  • JOC certificate is issued at the end of the course
  • The course is held over 3 days
  • Local accommodation is available
  • If you can find a partner to do the course with, there is a 25% discount
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€2 874

Airline Familiarisation Course

Coventry, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Time to complete: 2 days2 days
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  • 6 hours of simulator (3 on each of the B737 and A320)
  • The course is held over 2 days
  • Local accommodation is available
  • If you can find a partner to do the course with, there is a 25% discount
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€1 437

Flight simulator experience

Coventry, United Kingdom

United Kingdom


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Aircraft Types: 737, A320, 747
  • Boeing 737, The motion A320 or the Boeing 747 with Wraparound Graphic Scenery
  • 60 Minutes - £125
  • 90 Minutes - £199
  • 120 Minutes - £275
  • 150 Minutes - £350
  • 210 Minutes - £450
  • Add £25 for Saturday bookings
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€150
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Airline Route Experience

Coventry, United Kingdom

United Kingdom


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Aircraft Types: A320
  • Come and see what it is like to fly a real route
  • Starts with a 30-minute briefing on the principles of flight
  • Followed by 30 minutes with your instructor where you will make decisions about the weather, the fuel you need and other operational issues
  • You will fly the route of your choice
  • Add £25 for Saturdays
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€299

The Sully Experience

Coventry, United Kingdom

United Kingdom


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Aircraft Types: A320
  • 90 minute experience  will start with our standard A320 briefing followed by computerised recreation of events on that day
  • We’ll go through the 3 scenarios shown in the film
  • First we’ll turn immediately for La Guardia and see how a glide approach can be made back to the airfield
  • Then we’ll do the same take off and after the bird strike, wait for 35 seconds (thinking time) and then turn back
  • Finally you will again take the aircraft and fly the exact track Cheseley Sullenberger took and ditch the aircraft into the Hudson River.
  • Add £25 for Saturdays
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€238

Aircraft Emergencies

Coventry, United Kingdom

United Kingdom


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  • Come and experience how pilots deal with unexpected events such as engine failures
  • How do you get it down or do you land on water or a runway with your wheels up?
  • What does a ditching look and feel like?
  • Experience time 120 minutes including 30 minutes briefing
  • Add £25 for Saturdays
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€329
* estimated based on todays currency, this could change and you should contact the flight school directly to confirm