Simulators

Take off!

Grab the flight controls

Experience our flight simulators

We recommend that you make a request at least one week in advance. Messerschmitt and Diamond operate from Mondays to Fridays during the Museum opening hours (10–20), and on Saturdays 12–17. Airbus operates from Monday to Friday 10–20. Remember Piper Aztec – the plane is on maintenance break at the moment.

Flying a simulator

The flights are always accompanied by an experienced instructor.

Pre-booking is essential, and we recommend that you make a request at least one week in advance by using a form (button below) or by contacting us via phone (+358 44 754 2930) or email (simulaattorit@ilmailumuseo.fi).

Simulators are suitable for almost everyone. However, the recommended age is about 10 years and up, and the height recommendation is about 150 cm since reaching the pedals is essential for a good flight experience.

Various simulators

Various flight experiences are flown with a modern general aviation aircraft, airliner and World War II fighter plane. In addition, the museum has a Draken fighter simulator for free public use, and due to its size it is also suitable for children to try out.

A simulator gift card is an unforgettable gift. You can get gift cards from our museum store and the Trafiikki online store.

Full flight simulators

Just like in a real plane – experience the Full flight simulators!

The simulators used for vocational training are now open to the public after a long break.

Experience flights are offered in five airliners in cooperation with Finnair Flight Academy.

Choose a simulator

Airbus A320

You are the captain at the service

Your flight instructors in the Airbus simulator are real commercial pilots. 

Experience how a modern airliner is flown and see realistic and wonderful landscapes in different flight destinations. The 220 degree curved visual makes you really feel like you’re in the air.

Flight experiences are tailored according to your interests – ask for different thematic options.

Book your virtual flight at least one week in advance either via email (simulaattorit@ilmailumuseo.fi) or phone (+358 44 754 2930). Services for larger groups are handled individually.

Operating hours: Mon–Fri 10–20

Price: 95–205 € / 60–120 min

Diamond DA42

Experience the life of a professional pilot

The Diamond DA 42 simulator is a ultra-modern, fully approved training simulator, owned by our partner, Aeropole Flight School.

Aside of its use in professional pilot training, the simulator also offers the museum customers a unique opportunity for a highly realistic flight experience.

You can book a one-hour virtual flight with the Diamond DA 42 simulator. The experience contains a briefing and flying time, guided by our flight instructors.
Book your virtual flight at least one week in advance either via email (simulaattorit@ilmailumuseo.fi) or phone (+358 44 754 2930). Services for larger groups are handled individually. For those interested in approved pilot training, please contact Aeropole Flight Training directly.

Operating hours: Mon–Fri 10–20, Sat 12–17

Price: 130 € / 60 min

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Messerschmitt Bf 109

Experience the excitement of WW II air battles

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 simulator offers a real-like experience of piloting a World War II era fighter aircraft. Grab the controls of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2, one of the most important fighter types of the Finnish Air Force during the War, with which many Finnish fighter aces gained fame in the heated battles of the end of the War. The cockpit is a replica of the famed German fighter, with all proper controls. The three-projector visual projects front and side views around the pilot.

The simulator is built by a group of volunteers of the Virtual Pilots association, and sponsored by the Aviation Museum Association.

There are various 30 and 60 minute concepts available in the Messerschmitt simulator, depending on the level of experience of the customer.

Test flight
Duration: 30 min
Price: 79 €
Target group: novice pilots

The test flight offers a half-an-hour crash course in the basics of flying a World War Two fighter aircraft. You will try out some basic maneuvres, do some tricks and try some target shooting. The test flight is a good way to get familiar with virtual flying.

Fighter pilot course 1944
Duration: 60 min
Price: 109 €
Target group: novice pilots

Our fighter pilot course covers the basics of aerial battles with the legendary Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2 fighter, with help of our experienced instructors. You get to know your aircraft and its qualities, train some basic flight maneuvers and try out the effectiveness of the weapon systems. The fighter pilot course provides an insight of what being a war pilot really was, and provides a groundwork for future virtual air war campaigns.

Air war over the Eastern Front
Duration: 30 or 60 min
Price: 79 or 109 €
Target groups: virtual fighter pilots with some previous experience

Virtual pilots, who already master the basics of fighter aircraft are enlisted in our fleet to fly out against the enemy in several historically-based air battle missions. The difficulty of the missions depends on the experience of the pilot. The instructor supervises the flight, but the briefing is limited to quickly going through the controls.

Book your virtual flight at least one week in advance either via email (simulaattorit@ilmailumuseo.fi) or phone (+358 44 754 2930). Services for larger groups are handled individually.

Operating hours: Mon-Fri 10–20, Sat 12–17.

Price: 79 € / 30 min, 109 € / 60 min

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