Our guide to getting airborne without leaving the ground, details publicly accessible simulators in the UK and the types you can ‘fly’.

Many aircraft enthusiasts dream of flying a Spitfire or being at the controls of their favourite commercial airliner – for most though, this aspiration will remain unfulfilled. However, there is a way to get closer to the reality thanks to the growing number of aviation simulators. Both full-motion and fixed-base, these fascinating devices are becoming increasingly accessible to those outside the aviation industry, allowing members of the public to step into the cockpit and let their dreams take fiight while remaining safely on the ground immersed in a virtual world.

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