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60 Min Full Motion F-18 Simulator Session

The Aviator Experience

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The only full motion F-18 simulator in NZ or Australia outside of the military. Highly rated by ex military and commercial airline pilots.

Whether it's just flying around, taking off and landing or full on combat, this is the most realistic combat aircraft simulator around.

NB: Combat is not recommended to 1st time flyers

What You'll Get


If you want to experience the most realistic F-18 flight simulator experience available to the public anywhere, you NEED to try this.

The cockpit has been fabricated to replicate a real F-18 Hornet jet as closely as possible, complete with an instrument panel you won’t believe is just for show. You’ll feel like you are really climbing into the ejection seat of one of these incredible planes, and when you put the VR headset on, you’ll see the same cockpit in Virtual Reality.

The surround sound envelopes you and completes the magic of this astounding flight simulation, tricking your brain into feeling like you are 8000 feet up, or skimming the mountains and weaving through the valleys.

With the Six Axis of Motion you’ll feel the acceleration as you take off, every little vibration as your aircraft begins to stall, and the roll as you bank to avoid an enemy aircraft. Pitch, roll, yaw, heave, sway and acceleration; this simulator does it all.

Strap in and hold on.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with Epilepsy
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 60 Minutes in a Full Motion (6DOF) F-18 Hornet Simulator
  • A full briefing is provided so allow an extra 15 minutes
  • An instructor will guide you through flying this aircraft simulator

Departure Point
The Aviator Experience, Hangar 7 142 Aerodrome Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand

Departure Time
6/26/2019 - 3/30/2021
Wednesday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
6/26/2019 - 3/30/2021
Wednesday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the The Aviator Experience in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.