When you step through the flight deck door you will be amazed at how real-to-life it is inside with full panoramic scenery and all the sounds, vibrations, controls and instruments you’d experience on the real aircraft. And it’s right here at Cambridge Aerodrome (Hobart) for all Tasmanians and visitors to enjoy.

Our friendly instructors will guide your whole experience. You don’t need to know how it all works to enjoy it, or have any prior experience with flying. We specialise in making the whole experience fun and interesting for anyone, of any age.

It’s easy, just choose your flight package, select an easy-payment option, and then the world is yours… Hong Kong, the Alps, Hawaiian Islands and much, much more… we’ll take you there!


Flight Adventure Packages

30 minute flight adventure

Fun and challenging scenic flights in fantastic locations, including one takeoff and landing.

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60 minute flight adventure

Short scenic flights in classic locations, plus local flying at the destination. Includes up to three takeoffs and landings

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90 minute flight adventure

Choose a mix of our 30 and 60 minute scenic adventures, or take an airline-style flight on a short domestic route.

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120 minute flight adventure

Take an airline-style flight on a domestic or international route, or choose a mix of our 30 and 60 minute scenic adventures.

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Gift vouchers – easy, convenient and unique

Give your special someone the ultimate gift. Purchase our 30, 60, 90 or 120 minute packages as a gift voucher, which is personalised to the recipient. The lucky recipient can then book and take the flight at their convenience.

Our packages make a fantastic gift for anyone – including those who may be ‘had to buy for’ – and no prior experience is necessary. It’s a truly unique gift that guarantees a memorable, valuable and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Buying your voucher is easy! Click ‘Buy now’, then click ‘Gift card’ on the next screen. Or, you can buy gift vouchers by calling us on (03) 6248 5390, or by coming into our centre.

Experiences for pilots & enthusiasts

If you’re up for a greater challenge—try our more advanced scenarios to test your skills and up the heart rate in our 737 flight simulator.

Shoot an instrument approach in low visibility, land in a thunderstorm or blizzard, handle an engine failure on takeoff, conduct a visual approach in difficult terrain … and much more! Full briefings, charts, instructor guidance and feedback is provided.

These scenarios are designed for pilots and flight-simulation enthusiasts. You’ll have one of our instructors on-board as your second crew-member to brief and guide you. All of our instructors are real pilots with many years of flying experience. We recommend that you have at least 1 hour of prior experience in our simulator before undertaking these scenarios (if you’re looking for something a little less challenging try our Flight Adventures instead – see above).

Simply choose your flight time—30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes, and then choose your flight scenario(s) when you come in for your flight.

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About the 737 simulator

The simulator has been developed to provide you with a highly realistic, enjoyable and immersive experience. When you step in the door you will be amazed at how real-to-life it is inside.

The main features of the simulator are:

  • Genuine 737 control columns, yokes, rudder pedals and steering tiller.
  • Genuine 737 crew seats, plus an observer jump-seat.
  • Fully-independent controls, panels and displays for 2-crew operation.
  • Authentic panels with every switch, button, light and indicator included (90%+ are fully functional and simulate the operation of a modern jet airliner).
  • Authentic cockpit interior.
  • Authentic instrument displays, control panels and modes.
  • Authentic throttle quadrant, with full autom ation and movement.
  • 270 degree wrap-around display system with full-color outside views.
  • Complete virtual world with geography, terrain, real-time weather, day/night/twilight, seasons and environmental effects.
  • Database of over 20,000 airports from across the world, including many in high detail.
  • Fly with optional levels of difficulty, weather scenarios, systems failures and virtual traffic levels.
  • Multiple surround-sound and vibration systems that provide real-to-life sound and feel.

Further Information for aviation enthusiasts and pilots

The simulator has an extensive and impressive level of fidelity and functionality. It simulates systems to a high level including:

  • 2 x fully independent:
    Primary Flight Displays (PFD)
    Navigation displays (ND)
    Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) control units.
    Control Display Units (CDU / FMS).
    Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) units.
  • Mode Control Panel (MCP).
  • Authentic Automatic Flight Director System (AFDS) and logics
  • Upper and lower EICAS displays.
  • Weather radar, terrain and TCAS display simulation. Current navigation database with full world coverage including routes, SIDS, STARS and approaches. Forward and Aft Overhead panels with extensive functionality.
  • Functioning Autothrottle. spoiler arm and trim wheel movement.
  • Avionics pedestal with:
    • 2 x NAV radios
    • 2 x COM radios
    • 2 x ADF radios
    • Transponder
    • Audio control panels
    • Fire control panel
    • Carfo fire panel
    • Radar panel
    • Rudder trim
    • ACARS printer
  • Fully configured for flight in online virtual aviation environments – including virtual ATC, full radio comms. and traffic.
  • Modelled as close as possible to Virgin Australia 737-800 (26W) aircraft.
  • Developed with testing and feedback from current 737 airline pilots.

Frequently asked questions

No – none at all. We’ve got a range of flight adventures that cater for people with no prior experience, and all fully-assisted and guided by one of our friendly instructors.
The simulator is ‘fixed-base’ and not full-motion. However the wrap-around display that you will see through the cockpit windows, the sounds, the vibrations and the whole environment will soon have you believing you are “there”.
This does happen on rare occasions as your brain may perceive that you are moving when the simulator is actually stationary. This is easily solved by pausing and closing your eyes for a few moments. Note that we don’t allow extreme maneuvers so the movements you will perceive are gentle.
Well, the good thing about simulators is there is absolutely no harm done. But we provide you with all the guidance you need while at the controls to help prevent that from happening. But if you should contact the ground “a little hard” 🙂 you’ll see and feel a jolt, but it won’t stop the simulator or your adventure.
We do have some restrictions. For inexperienced flyers we ask you to select from one of the pre-packaged flight adventures. More experienced flyers and real-life pilots can be given more choice – at our discretion. We do not allow the simulator to be used in ways that simulate violent or illegal acts.
Sure! You may bring one observer to sit in the cockpit with you for no extra charge. Observers are not permitted to swap with you in the pilots seat.
Each of our flight packages are for one pilot only—unless otherwise advertised. Check our specials page to see if we have any multi-pilot offers available.
By all means – we have a store and lounge area and you’re welcome to have a look around, take a seat and watch the video display. We sometimes put a feed from the cockpit on the display. If the simulator is not in use you can have a peek through the cockpit door, however only paying customers get to go through the door.
The simulator is complex and expensive, so we have a minimum age limit of 10 years of age.
This depends on the mobility of the person. The cockpit is naturally a cramped space, however we have provided extra seating width to allow for greater flexibility. Entry width is a little tight. Please call us to discuss individual needs further.
We’ll do everything we can to ensure that you will be fine. This is a surprisingly common issue and our staff have worked with customers who have various levels of fear-of-flying in the past. Please talk to your instructor when you come in about any fears and anxieties you have.
  • You can by pay by direct-bank-transfer. Please contact us.
  • You can pay by cheque in advance but you will need to allow at least 7 days for the cheque to be received, deposited and cleared.

Bookings are not confirmed until the bank-transfer or cheque has been received and cleared by our bank. If you have any further questions please contact us.

Contact us

Call (03) 62485390   email flights@paravion.com.au

115 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge Aerodrome (Hobart, Tasmania).

We are in the Par-Avion building – please come to the Par-Avion counter.

Open 8:30 to 4:30 pm, 7 days a week.