Just steps from the Wright Flyer replica, there's another kind of aircraft taking off that recaptures the original thrill of flight. Ride or fly, it's up to you.

Choose from two simulations taking off daily on the Museum's Balcony Level. No reservations, no carry-ons—just visit the Simulator Gallery for tickets to board and even control some of history's greatest aircraft.

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Choose your adventure

Interactive Flight Simulator

You control the action! Climb aboard and try your skills as either a pilot or gunner in a historic aircraft: choose from the P-51 Mustang, F-4 Phantom II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and more. Launch your sortie and take to the skies as you climb, dive, and roll 360º. 

Admission: $8. Two people per fly. Solo tickets available. (Approx. 6 minutes.)
Safety requirements: Flyers must weigh less than 245 lbs. To fly unaccompanied, you must be at least 48” tall.

Ride Simulator

Take an exciting virtual trip onboard an eight-passenger ride simulator. Choices of ride experiences include launching into space aboard Discovery - Space Mission Hubble, the World War I adventure Red Baron, traveling across the universe in Destination - Black Hole, or learning how harnessing clean energy can send you Riding the Wind.

Admission: $6. Up to eight people per ride. (Approx. 5 minutes.)
Safety requirements: Riders must be at least 42" tall unless accompanied by an adult.