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Professional, tailor-made flight simulator training for individual commercial pilots.

We are here to advise you and assist you, at various stages throughout your flying career. Whether you need to prepare for an assessment, practice before your six-monthly simulator check or renew your type rating, our experienced team are on hand to help you.

Our instructors are carefully hand-picked based on their current flying credentials, customer service and professionalism. 

How can we help you?

AirlineReady™ MCC+JOC

AirlineReady™ MCC+JOC is a combined course for aspiring airline pilots who are committed to maximising their skills and potential.

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Jet Orientation Course

Our JOC provides commercial pilots with the handling skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to secure an airline position flying jet aircraft. 

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Simulator Assessment Preparation

Our one-to-one simulator assessment preparation sessions are designed to give you the best possible chance of passing the simulator check and getting the job.

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What makes our simulator training the best available?

Expert advice

As leaders in simulator training we have unrivalled experience and expertise that you can benefit from. Our service extends beyond the simulator session itself, and we are here to assist you 7 days a week, 362 days a year.

Current instructors

Your instructor is there to assist you, not to test you, so you can practise without the pressure of examiner scrutiny. Our instructor requirements are exceptionally high, and most instructors are actually current line pilots.

Choice of aircraft types

We can offer you access to a larger fleet of Airbus and Boeing full flight simulators than any other company in the UK. We have our own Boeing 737-800 fixed base simulator which offers exceptional value for money.

Choice of locations

Through our partnerships with CAE, CTC and Boeing Training, your preparation session can take place at one of six locations at Gatwick, Manchester or Southampton. Or visit our own Training Centre at Cambridge Airport.

Proven track record

Virtual Aviation is a leading provider of specialist simulator training and we have helped many hundreds of commercial pilots secure their first airline position in the 16 years since the company was formed in 1998.

Last minute bookings

If you are not given much warning of your simulator assessment, we can usually still help. With a large team of instructors to call upon, we can often make bookings at very short notice.

These are just some of the airlines our customers are now flying for


I found this experience VERY helpful. As the assessment I was very confident with the airplane thanks to the hours I did with Virtual Aviation. The instructor has been extremely helpful, I remain impressed from his professionalism. Thanks to Virtual Aviation I got the job!
The preparation I received was immensely useful and I felt much more confident on the assessment day. The profiles we practised were very similar and in fact harder, I think! Thank you so much.
The staff were helpful and eased any nerves that I had. My instructor Oli Walker is an asset to your company one of the best instructors I have ever had, very Calm and helpful providing me with all the information I required and what a difference I felt it made in the sim assessment. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone
The practice was invaluable and made a big difference to my sim assessment. It gave me an understanding of how the aircraft flies and how best to manage the flight. All the staff were very helpful and the instructor was excellent. Without a doubt, booking the practice was the best way to prepare for my assessment.

An experienced team on hand to assist you

When you deal with us you can expect small-company service and attention to detail. We're passionate about what we do, and about making sure your experience with us is an exceptional one.

So if you want advice about an upcoming assessment or any other related simulator training we offer, just ask. Our friendly, specialist team are just a phone call away.

Our office is open 7 days a week and you can call us on 01223 979737 or send us a message.

Mark Green, Flight Training Manager

Mark Green, Flight Training Manager