4TH JULY 2014 UPDATE
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED The winners are Heather, Varjavand and Ugo. Well done to all three of you ! Your flight tickets are valid for 6 months and are on their way to your email boxes now. Happy Landings and a big THANK YOU to everyone who took part.
THREE fifteen minute flights to give away!
DoinDubai was the first person to fly (and safely land) the AirbusA380 simulator plane on Thursday June 20th. An intense 15 minute session, it really felt like being in a cockpit flying for real, albeit with the help of an instructor. I’m much happier being a passenger in a real A380 as opposed to a pilot, but I can guarantee aviation buffs will love this experience; it couldn’t have been more real. The simulators are actually licensed by Boeing and the controls, even down to the pressure on the foot pedals and the pulling up on the throttle, are all just like the real thing ! This is a piece of precision in a place linked to casual shopping and eating.
Fancy flying yourself?
Then YOU COULD BE ONE OF 3 LUCKY SUBSCRIBERS. iPILOT have kindly given DoinDubai 3 fifteen minute sessions to give away to SUBSCRIBERS worth Dhs 349 each !
Just answer the question at the end of this post for your chance to win a brilliant present or fun activity to do in this heat.
Forget fun in the sun have a session in the sim instead..
WHERE IS IPILOT DUBAI?
The iPILOT Dubai is located on the first floor of Mirdif City Centre Mall next to the iFly in the Playnation Zone. It’s open Mall hours. There is another branch at Dubai Mall near Kidzania.
WHO CAN FLY?
Any one aged 6 years old and up can fly but they must be at least 150 cm tall so they can reach the foot pedals. You fly with a qualified instructor who guides you through the process. In the Mirdif branch there it is just the pilot and the instructor, whereas in Dubai Mall despite it being a 737 as opposed to the A380, you can bring up to 5 passengers along!
WHERE CAN YOU FLY TO?
I took a short flight around a very real Dubai complete with iconic buildings and shoreline landing back in Dubai but you could choose to land your plane almost anywhere in the world.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? (if you don’t win!)
15 minutes Dhs 349 (we have 3 of these to give away!)
30 minutes Dhs 549
60 minutes Dhs 1000
90 minutes Dhs 1499
IS THERE A NUMBER I CAN CALL TO FIND OUT MORE?
For both Dubai Mall and Mirdif Mall call 056 738 7444
TO BE IN IT TO WIN…
One of the 3 fifteen minute flights:
- Make sure you have SUBSCRIBED to Emails from DoinDubai; having signed up here on the site
- Finally that you have answered the following question in the comments box below
What does the A in the A380 stand for?
Oh and if you’re in London, Prague, Switzerland or Germany, you can still fly a plane CLICK HERE