Simulator Experience

Feel the thrill of flight in our exciting simulators at the Air & Space Museum in Denver.
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MaxFlight Simulators

Enjoy 5 action-packed minutes in one of our full-motion MaxFlight simulators.

Tickets

Tickets may be purchased in person at our simulator’s desk at the Air and Space Museum in Denver.

Your ticket includes a reserved 10-minute time slot that includes a 5-minute training session and a 5-minute simulator ride.

MaxFlight:

$8.50 per person

Payment Options: Card preferred. Apple, Samsung and Google Pay are not currently accepted at this register.

Location

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver behind the Star Wars™ X-Wing Starfighter.

Experience pilot-quality simulators at our second location, Exploration of Flight, at Centennial Airport.

For more information call

303-360-5360

Simulator Information

The MaxFlight Simulators offer both interactive 360° flight simulations and “hands-off” passenger ride simulations.

Flight Simulations:

From take-off to landing, MaxFlights 360° motion brings the flying experience to life offering you the opportunity to dogfight like an Ace or soar like Sully.

Options:

  • Choose between 27 different aircraft, from historical WWII aircraft to modern fighter jets.
  • Choose between two different simulation modes, dog fight and free flight

Passenger Ride Simulations:

Choose your adventure and feel the thrill in an exciting “hands-off” trip that we recommend to those looking for a calmer experience.

Options:

  • Air Fighter: A high-speed chase through winding canyons after an evil robot
    • Doesn’t go upside down
  •  Submarine: A calm trip through the Bermuda Triangle to discover lost treasure.
    • Doesn’t go upside down
  • Solar Coaster: Take a trip to the future and ride a high-speed coaster through our solar system.
    • This one comes with an epilepsy warning, and does go upside down.
Safety Requirements

Maximum Passengers Per Ride: 2

MaxFlights are recommended for riders who are 10 years or older.

Weight Requirements: 

  • Maximum combined weight
    • 500 lbs / 226.8 kg
  • Maximum single passenger weight
    • 300 lbs / 136.1 kg

Height Requirements:

  • Kids
    • 48″ to ride with a responsible adult
    • 52″ to ride without an adult
  • Adults
    • 42″ height minimum
    • 78″ height maximum

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Group Tours

Get a discounted rate at $6 per person, per ride.

Apply for your Group’s Simulator tickets with the Group Tours submission form within the “Additional Comments” box.

Please include:

  • the total number of riders within your group
  • the name of the simulator you want

Upon receipt of this request, you will be contacted with available tour times, a contract including your requested simulator pricing and details regarding your museum visit.

Keep in mind:

  • Please only fill this form out if you are looking to add simulator tickets onto your group tour.
  • Minimum rider count is 10, maximum rider count is 30.
  • Please account for the time the Simulator Experience will take during your visit
    • With both MaxFlights running, 30 riders will take 80 minutes.
  • MaxFlights are recommended for riders who are 10 years or older.

FAQ

Can I pre-register for tickets?

Tickets are in-person only, and first-come-first-served.

Can the MaxFlight go upside down?

Yes, but when you fly, it doesn’t have to.

For extra precaution, choose from one of these simulations that do not go upside down.

  • If you want to fly a plane, the Piper Cub cannot go upside down when you’re flying it.
  • Our MaxFlight also offers passenger ride simulations that do not go upside down. They are as follows:
    • Air Fighter: A high-speed chase through winding canyons after an evil robot
    • Submarine: A calm trip through the Bermuda Triangle to discover lost treasure

Please let our Simulator Attendant know you are looking for a simulation that does not go upside down and they will accommodate your needs.

Is this like a real training simulator?

No, it handles more like a video game and is more focused on the fun of flying, rather than the general skills. Check out our pilot quality simulators located at our second location, Exploration of Flight, at Centennial Airport.

Is the MaxFlight hard to fly?

It can be, but our operators can give you helpful suggestions on easy-to-fly aircraft.

Do we record the interior cameras on the MaxFlight?

Not right now, but that may be an option in the future.

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