Flight Simulator Suite

The Flight Simulation Suite creates an exciting way to learn aviation concepts and theories through hands on experience.

Students start from the basic principles of flight theory building to pilot training and creating their own flight simulation world.

Immersive Flight Simulators – Redbird FMX

The FMX’s electric motion platform and wrap-around visual offer fantastic realism and as such, it has been approved for commercial training by the EASA aviation authority.

UCLan’s FMX can be configured as two different aircraft types, a Cessna C172, and a Piper Seminole PA44-S.

The FMX is complete with an instructor’s station and an external monitoring and debriefing station.

Desktop Flight Simulators

This equipment takes the advanced flight training tools found on our large simulators and put them in a multi-screen desktop device. As a student on our aerospace degree courses, you can use these simulators to reinforce your understanding of aircraft flight and they can be rapidly reconfigured to a wide range of different aircraft types, from civil aircraft, helicopters and even the Space Shuttle.

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Get hands on flying experience in our flight simulator suite.
Get hands on flying experience in our flight simulator suite.

Detailed information

Kit list

  • Redbird FMX
  • Desktop Flight Simulators


Open during normal teaching hours and timetabled extracurricular sessions.

Where possible and with prior arrangement staff will work flexibly during the working day to accommodate specific support requirements which do not fit into the specified timetable.


The Flight Simulator Suite can be found in LG07 of the Engineering Innovation Centre

General enquiry