Martyn Cartledge visited Virtual Aerospace near Manchester to try the world’s only Vulcan Simulator
It has been possible for some time now to ‘fly’ simulators of various types without the need to be aircrew. Specialist firm Virtual Aerospace (VA) has been a major provider of these experiences since 2010. It has various sites, including Sywell Airport, Northants, and Shoreham Airport, Sussex. Besides its fixed-base Boeing 737-800 cockpit, it has the option to use the Airbus A320, Boeing 737-800 and 747-400 full-motion versions belonging to St Athan-based Cardiff Aviation, owned by Iron Maiden singer and qualified pilot Bruce Dickinson.