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VS Jet Soars to New Heights

Source: Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism
Archived 29 Oct 2012 - Posted: 29 Jun 2012
Pilot your own flight when the Boeing 737 NG – 800 simulator officially takes off at The Edge Cinema, Katoomba, on Wednesday, July 4.

Blue Mountains, Lithgow & Oberon Tourism chairman Randall Walker said: ``Not only is this an exceptional additional drawcard to the region, the VS Jet simulator is unique to the southern hemisphere.

``I would encourage locals and visitors to take to the skies in the VS Jet – you might choose to fly over the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region and see our magnificent World Heritage Area in all its glory.’’

The full motion replica cockpit, which has operated within the cinema foyer for several months, was made by Katoomba-based VS.

The VS Jet features a moving hydraulic structure and is a replica of one of the most robust short range aircraft, the 80-ton Boeing 737, which has a capacity of 189 passengers, cruises at 850km/hr up to 40,000ft and carries about 20 tons of fuel.

VS Jet managing director and former commercial pilot Emery Williams said: ``It’s a real pilot’s aircraft.’’

Amateur and professional simulator pilots can program their flight experience by choosing from a whole gamut of elements.
Feel every movement, even the expansion joints in the apron as you taxi out to take off.

Choose your weather conditions: a nice sunny day for scenic flights, or turbulence and storms for those who prefer the thrill of a rough flight. Then feel the turbulence that creates – engine noise, other air traffic and instrument warnings.

As captain of your VS Jet flight, choose your airport of departure and destination – there are more than 24,000 airports globally to choose from and the combinations are endless.

The VS Jet full motion flight simulator is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

``It’s an absolute buzz,’’ Captain Williams said. ``It’s quite a surreal experience because it’s very like flying a real aircraft.’’
And with your complimentary DVD, you can relive the experience many times over.

VS Jet also offers small group bookings of four people, is an ideal team building activity and a great gift certificate idea.

The simulator is Civil Aviation Safety Authority-approved for flight simulator training and courses will soon run for experienced pilots and those wanting to make the transition from light to heavy commercial licence.

As well as those for general public use, the company manufactures flight simulators for the aviation industry and is currently building several simulators for CareFlight Queensland.

VS Jet flights range in price from $175 for 30 minutes to $445 for 120 minutes.

Bookings and details:

Email: vsjet737@gmail.com

Website: www.vsjet.com.au

Phone: (02) 4782 2737.

 

Photos By: David Hill, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism

This article archived 29 Oct 2012

 
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