Take to the ‘skies’ with Virgin Atlantic’s A350 flight simulator in Heathrow Terminal 3 for a limited time

Oct 25, 2019

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AvGeeks departing from London Heathrow will want to make their way to Terminal 3 pre-flight. Virgin Atlantic has placed an Airbus A350 simulator in the terminal, free for passengers to test out.

The mobile simulator is located at the Virgin Atlantic check-in area of Terminal 3. According to a Virgin Atlantic spokesperson, the simulator will be on display through the month of October.

For AvGeeks, you’ll want to stop by the display — especially if you’re flying with Virgin Atlantic or Delta out of Terminal 3. Several other airlines also operate out of T3, including Emirates, most Oneworld airlines like Qantas, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines, as well as some British Airways flights.

Flight simulators are a great way to experience flying an aircraft without actually operating a flying metal tube through the skies. Often, accessing a flight simulator, which is what pilots use for training, is incredibly hard — but it can be done. Or, of course, there’s the Japanese hotel with a 737 simulator inside one of its rooms. With Virgin’s mobile simulator, while not a full-motion sim, it’s an equally fun way to AvGeek out.

Virgin Atlantic began flying its first Airbus A350 aircraft in September, complete with its brand new Upper Class Suite.

Featured photo by Emily McNutt/The Points Guy.

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