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A320 Flight Simulator - Cockpit

Bolt On / Challenge!

Challenging Airports

Full Motion Experience

These challenge ideas can be performed in any of the simulators.

Assume that each of our challenges takes roughly 30 minutes. 

In the Challenging Airports bolt-on you will choose from some of the most difficult places to land on offer. This additional time to your booked simulator experience will be enough for at least 3 landings … either of your choosing or we can line them up ready for you to master! (of course)


There are a number of places considered to be Challenging Airports to land in. We will serve up a few to practice and show your skills!

You can choose to complete this challenging airports as a group of locations to see if you can land one after another. You can also choose to pick the top three hardest landings we can offer and see if you can land safely each time.

It’s up to you! See below to see what we can arrange for you…

Perfect landing like a pro!

This option allows for us to line up to five locations for you to show us how buttery smooth you can put the plane down.

You can practice during the day, at night, limited visibility and with the ILS (Instrument Landing System) … for those times when you can’t see past the nose of the aircraft!

Any landing is difficult when you can’t see where the airfield is!

Kathmandu, Nepal

This is one of those airports where additional training is most certainly needed!

You will learn of the potential threats associated with landing in Kathmandu and how to reduce the risk showing just how easy(!) landing here can be.

Head to Nepal where the aerodrome can be found in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. The terrain is as high as 27,000ft above mean (average) sea level. The runway is in a basin 4500ft above mean sea level.

What makes this such a challenge is the width of the runway. At 46m wide, the runway and terrain on the approach require the highest level of situational awareness and training. After all, the B737 and A320 are not the smallest of aircraft to fly into such a location. 

This approach will enable you to really test what your aircraft of choice is capable of achieving.

Maderia, Portugal

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. The challenge in landing here is that the airport has high cliffs to the north of runway.  The northern wind breaks off the cliffs and as you test yourself in this location you’ll be coping with aggressive turbulence.

Therefore, landing in Madeira can be very difficult, even dangerous at times! Sometimes it is impossible even for commercial aircraft to land and they are forced to divert to an alternate airport. Depending on how you want us to set up the weather conditions you can try an approach pilots usually wouldn’t dare!

Innsbruck, Austria

This Austrian airport is renown in the aviation community for being a difficult airport to approach and land in.

This is due to surrounding terrain. It prohibits certain aircraft types from operating at the airport. Which ones? You will learn this should you choose to test this location.

The approach and descent are a complicated process mainly due to the Alps as they create epic winds and currents, which you will have to deal with the whole way down!

It is a Category C airport (an airport with special difficulties) requiring pilots to have special training before using it. Consider this your practice time!

However you wish to run this challenge … we are sure you will gain useful knowledge in how to cope with different topography and weather conditions.

Ready to book? Need to know more?

If you have more questions, please follow the link to the FAQs below. You may find that they hold the answer you need. It may be quicker than asking us too!

By all means though, please do contact us should you want to know anything in particular. We would be happy to help and hope to see you at the simulator soon!

Additional information

Which Simulator?

30 Mins Bolt On (B737), 30 Mins Bolt On (A320)

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Ravi S
November 2023
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Pretty cool gents thanks so much, always keen an aircraft enthusiast and pretty thrilling to know what it feels like to manoeuvre an aircraft. defo felt and looked pretty epic and real. Mak was our instructor and was a fun co-pilot! will return to fly larger aircraft next.
Paul E
October 2023
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Mak made it a fun, interesting & enjoyable experience. Myself & brother had an amazing time! Superb set-up. Great instruction from Mak. Just brilliant! Many thanks to everyone involved. An excellent present!
Trevor T
September 2023
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My interest in aviation started with the basic Cessna 182RG flight simulation on my pc, and always wondered whether I had learnt enough to be able to fly a commercial jet. The opportunity to find out came when my very generous wife bought my first surprise Full Motion Experience. Naturally, I was a little apprehensive not knowing exactly what to expect but need not have been all thanks to the friendly manner of instructor Captain Mak. As part of the briefing he can assess your abilities, knowledge and relevant experience and tailor the experience to suit perfectly. That first experience was truly instructive, pleasurable and memorable. My reactions must have been obvious as my wife booked a second one which turned out to be equally great ! I would thoroughly recommend anyone with the slightest inclination to try this rewarding experience to book with Full Motion Experience. The process is so simple and communication with them (Andy) is excellent.
Martin M
August 2023
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What fun! Had a great experience in the 737 and thanks to Mak who was a brilliant instructor. Booking was straightforward too, give it a go!
David R
May 2023
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Anyone looking to experience what it is like to pilot a real passenger jet then Full Motion Experience is the place to come. This is a world class facility with experienced commercial jet pilots. Mac was our instructor and he explained and prepared everything on the day. I will never forget my flight which was both enjoyable and challenging.
Yoarm Sella
April 2023
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A great experience!! Mak was an attentive, professional guide and gave expression to every whim I could think of. This is an experience that I wish for every flight enthusiast and especially with an excellent guide like Mak. I will go there again, without a doubt!!
Jack W
March 2023
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My brother Andrew and I contacted Full Motion for the A320 Full Motion simulator experience, asked a few questions that were answered quickly, and we booked a two hour slot based on their ability. From start to finish it was a smooth and flawless experience. Mak our sim instructor was friendly, professional and accomodating with all the scenarios we wanted to fly through and practice. We highly endorse Full Motion and the L3 Harris facility making the entire process enjoyable and stress free.