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Experience MILITARY GRADE FLIGHT SIMULATORS

At The Aviator Experience you’ll climb into the virtual cockpit of our military grade VR flight simulators,  feel the rush as you fly low level over the landscape, land on an aircraft carrier, and even take on and shoot down your friends!

Through years of innovation using the latest in virtual reality technology, the highly realistic flight simulators transport you into the exhilarating world of military aviation.

The replica controls and virtual instrument panels operate like a real aircraft, you'll even see your control surfaces moving in response.

FLIGHT SIMULATOR SESSIONS

Our sessions usually run for 30 minutes to 1 hour sessions, with a 10 minute briefing to ensure your ready for your flight.

We have options to fly by yourself or in groups up to 4, so get your mates together and come experience a once in a lifetime simulation experience!

Aircraft Options

Would you like go back in time and fly old WWII Airbirds? Or see what the latest technology within modern jets are capable of.

We have plenty of aircraft options including the famous F-14 Tomcat from Top Gun, the AV Harrier, and the F-16 Viper just to name a few. Whatever you choose to try, we guarantee you're in for a thrilling ride.

Missions

  • Enjoy a scenic flight through the valleys of Georgia.

  • Go head to head with friends in a fighter jet of your choice.

  • Get your adrenaline pumping and take on a Russian MIG-29.

  • Test your spacial awareness by trying to land your jet on a carrier landing.

From beginner tasks to advance mechanics, view all our missions below.

F-18 Motion Cockpit
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F-18 Motion Cockpit in action

Event Catering & Christmas Functions

Whether you need a board room for the day or a larger venue for a work or christmas function, we have plenty of options to suit your needs. Our venue can cater up to 60 guests.

Need catering arranged? No problem! We have catering partners we can help organize for you. Alternatively, we have a BBQ available to use for cooking and have no issues with BYO if a potluck is more your thing.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"My Mum got to 'fly' in a Spitfire over France just like Grandad did in the war. Very special experience for her. Craig was exceptionally kind and patient, obviously very passionate about what he does. We will definitely be back!"

Trip Advisor review by Michell N, September 2020

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THE HANGAR

142 Aerodrome Rd,

Air Side Hangar 7,

Tauranga Airport,

Mount Maunganui

Phone: 07 220 9622

bookings@theaviator.co.nz

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Thursday - Sunday

10am - 5pm

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