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Atlantic Air Adventures
At Atlantic Air Adventures in Shannon, Co. Clare, aviation is their passion, and their aim is to involve everyone who wants to know more about the wonderful world of aviation.
They provide interesting, informative and fun programmes for children, teens and families, delivered by dedicated Aviators, Engineers and Industry Professionals who combine to share their knowledge, experience and passion for flight, all at their unique facility in Shannon – the heart of Irish Aviation.
Sky High Family Activities at Atlantic Air Adventures
If you are looking for a new day out for the family, check out this family flying experience! Learn how aircraft fly during a pre-flight ground school lesson, then test out those theories with a virtual flight in a high performance aerobatic aircraft!
Suitable for the armchair pilot or complete novice. The instructors are always close by! This is a fun new experience for the family to enjoy together.
Take an interactive guided tour of Shannon Aviation Museum to learn more about the displays of aircraft, jet engines, landing gear, Cockpits, including the Iconic Spitfire, as well as a great collection of Model airplane artifacts and memorabilia. There might be a surprise along the way for one visitor who will be invited to assist in demonstrating a life vest!
Family Fun Tip:– All visitors will also have the chance to sit in a real aircraft so don’t forget your camera!
You can even upgrade and take an additional challenge, approach and land a B737-800 NG, ideal for the big kids or a the budding aviator in the family.
Aviation Discovery Tour
Duration: Approximately 2 hrs duration.
Price Per Participant: €35.00
Ticket Includes: Pre Flight Brief Virtual Flying Lesson and Guided Museum Tour
Suitable for: Adults, Young People and Budding Young Pilots aged 8+
Flight simulators are not suitable for under 8’s, but there’s still plenty to see and do. There is a reduced rate for children and everyone is accommodated.
Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. General museum admission applies for adults accompanying children.
In order to accompany your child during the guided tour please book Museum Tour for 1pm if simulation begins at 12pm, or book for 3pm if simulation begins at 2pm
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Visit The Aviation Museum!
Want to learn more about the world of aircraft engineering? Visit the aviation museum to see aircraft cockpits, jet engines, and even an aircraft carrier jet, plus a unique collection of model aeroplanes, artifacts and memorabilia
They have Complete Aircraft (Blackburn Buccaneer XX 897, Cessna Skymaster 337 G-BVVT), Cockpits (Supermarine Spitfire Replica, Sepecat Jaguar GR1 XX826), Jet Engines and a great collection engineering examples, artifacts and memorabilia
Winter Season – Saturdays
Groups – Midweek by booking
Summer Season Daily 11.00 – 4 pm Last Admission
Interactive Guided Tours Daily at 2pm and 3 pm
Summer Aviation Camp 2023
Date: Week 1: 10th-13th July 2023
Week 2: 1st -4th August 2023
Suitable for: Young Aviators Aged 8-12
Contact us on (061) 363687 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Aviation is a fascinating subject and children are especially curious about the wonders of flight. Encourage their dreams and give them wings at Summer Aviation Camp at Shannon Aviation Museum!
Young Pilots start of in ground school learning the theory of flight, then getting the chance to take to the virtual skies themselves in a simulator!
Following flight simulation, its time for a cool interactive guided tour of the museum. Everybody gets to get up close and learn more about the Museum exhibits on display! With different daily activities such as morse code and flight simulation, time just flies by.
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Aviators Birthday Parties
Looking for that unique birthday party experience? Party in style at Shannon Aviation Museum, it’s a must for any budding pilot and their crew.
Dress up Top Gun style in your flights suits, learn how an aircraft flies, the forces that act on aircraft in-flight and get to take to the virtual skies yourself.
Following flight simulation, its time for a cool interactive guided tour of the museum. Sit inside a real aircraft, see aircraft, engines, models and more.
Price and Time –
Price per participant: €25
Includes: Pre Flight Brief Virtual Flying Lesson and Guided Museum Tour.
Suitable for: Young Aviators and Budding Pilots Aged 8+
Duration: 2 hr 30 mins
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Atlantic Air Adventures School Tours
Discover flight with fun and educational Aviation Primary School Tours!
Designed to introduce primary school students to the basic concepts and theories of flight. Atlantic AirVenture present the tour in a ‘Hands On, Minds On’ mix of fun, simulated flying and real world ground school learning. Students, teachers and adults also visit Shannon Aviation Museum to see Aircraft, Cockpits, Engines and a great collection engineering examples, artifacts and memorabilia.
The day is designed to introduce primary school students to the basic theory of flight and aerodynamics in a fun ‘hands on, minds on’ format. Student’s will learn about the four forces acting on an airplane in flight and how airplanes are flown and controlled.
AvLabs Aviation School Tours are a great idea for your school day out.
Both large and small groups are accommodated. Call us on 061 363687 for bookings.
AvKids Aviation Camp
Aviation is a fascinating subject and children are especially curious about the wonders of flight. During this voyage of Aviation discovery 8-12 year olds’ learn about the essentials of flight and aircraft using a combination of classroom lessons and practical fun Simulated Flight exercises and challenges. Aces also get to see and learn more about the Museum aircraft, get to sit in a cockpit, and even try out a full scale Boeing 737 NG flight simulator for a landing. It’s a dream week for the budding pilot or flight enthusiast.
Aviation Academy for Teenagers
This four day academy is a unique way for young people aged 14-18 yrs to explore aviation. Combining daily tutorials from professionals in the field of Commercial Pilot, Aircraft Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Traffic Controller and others, as well as ground school and practical flight simulation exercises, students will learn the Fundamentals of Flight demonstrating how essential the STEM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, are to the world of Aeronautics at every level.
Includes a trip to Aircraft Maintenance facility and the Air Traffic Control Centre.
Teen Camp Booking Details:
- Contact Name: Jane Magill
- Phone Number: 061 363687
- Email address: [email protected]
Atlantic Air Adventures For Mum and Dads
Come and fly the Boeing 737 flight simulator!
Atlantic Air Adventures simulator instructors are professional pilots and will guide you through your flight to make this an incredible and thrilling experience!
The Boeing 737-800 NG flight simulator is constructed using the cockpit section of C-GAPW, cn 20922/370, ex Canadian Airline Boeing 737 which logged 71,152 flight hours and 74,614 landings during its 30 year service. The flight deck features many of the original parts, interior lighting, seating, flight controls and original Boeing throttle which add to the incredible realism of this unforgettable experience.
For more information and booking call – 061 363687
Fear Of Flying?
If you feel uncomfortable or fear the thought of flying, you are not alone. Many people just don’t like it for many reasons!
At Atlantic Air Adventures their method is to educate you about flight, and to demystify the sounds and sensations you may not like or understand. The course tutors are experienced airline pilots and flight instructors flying for major Irish and International Airlines with thousands of hours experience under their belts. You can ask them anything you like about flying and they will have the answer!
There are various ways of delivering this course, but they have found that they can significantly ease a nervous individual’s concerns by explaining and demonstrating what really happens up front in an airliner. This takes places on a relaxed one-to-one basis, using a realistic passenger jet simulator at Atlantic AirVenture in Shannon, Co. Clare. With this course, you have taken the first step towards banishing your fear of flying.
For more information and booking call – 061 363687
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