Sunday, 23 January 2011

iPilot at Westfield shopping centre in London

Flight simulator experience

My boyfriend has always been interested in planes and his secret dream is to one day become a pilot. So for Christmas I decided to buy him a gift voucher for iPilot, which is a flight simulator experience, where you can be the captain and see what it is like to fly an airplane. And it was a huge success.

It is a bit expensive, but it is so worth it. Kjell Steinar has been walking around with a smile on his face all day and I was so happy to see how much he enjoyed being a pilot. The program is fantastic and iPilot has become extremely popular. We were at Westfield last weekend as well and we tried to book a slot on that day but they were full. We then decided to book a slot for today and they only had two available. That is saying something.

iPilot simulator flights comes with a fully qualified pilot instructor. Before takeoff he is explaining how a plane is working and what all the different gadgets are inside the cockpit. This flight simulator is exactly like the ones that are being used by people who are educating themselves to be a pilot, so it is pretty spectacular.

After being instructed on how to fly a plane, then it is time for you to try it for yourself. Kjell Steinar looked very comfortable in the captain’s seat and I was impressed with how quickly he understood everything and how smooth his takeoff and landings were. You can choose whichever airport in the world you want to takeoff from and take your landing and Kjell Steinar chose to takeoff from Gardemoen (Oslo, Norway) and he did his landing in both Heathrow (London, UK) and LAX (Los Angeles, USA). He had a great time and time went by so quickly. There were some technical problems when we came; there were no sounds. But because of this, Kjell Steinar got a gift voucher for 15 free minutes for another time. They were very professional and said that it was not supposed to be like this and they wanted to give him the gift.

After looking at how much responsibility a pilot has, I have a lot more respect for what they do. They have a very important job and I think it is easy to forget just how important because we all fly some much these days.
So if you are looking for something special to do or a special gift, then iPilot is the thing. It is totally worth it and it is something out of the ordinary to do while in London. I think this is the best present I have ever
bought to someone. If you want some more information and price lists, then you can visit their webpage here

All of the pictures are my own. 


  1. Looks like you had a very nice time:)
    Thanks for the support girl...

    Have a great week.

  2. You are amazing :D So happy you enjoyed it ♥

  3. We had the best time :) If you're ever in London, you should check it out :)
    And thank you for your support :)

    Have a great evening!

  4. wow, this looks really fun! i'll have to see if they have anything like this where i live!

    cute and little
    come enter my giveaway!

  5. You should, my boyfriend sure had a great time and I enjoyed watching it =)

  6. That looks fun. Now I really want to try that.

  7. You should come to London and try it =) And thank you for visiting my blog =)


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