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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 airline 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 F-4 Phantom, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-15 Eagle, the P-51 Mustang and more. Choose either pilot or gunner responsibilities. Climb, dive, and roll your simulator in 360-degree barrel rolls to earn “ace” status (training time included prior to your mission). 

Admission: $8. Up to two people per ride. (Approx. 6 minutes.)
Safety requirements: Flyers must weigh less than 245 lbs. You must be at least 48” (approx. 122 cm) tall to ride.

Motion Theater Pods

Take an exciting virtual trip onboard an six-passenger motion theater pod. Choose from ride experiences including the precision stunt flying of Aerobatic Challenge, a moon base meteor storm in Moon Thunder, hair-raising aerial combat in Red Baron: Legend of the Air, or the high-speed outer space pursuit of Space Chase.

Admission: $6. Up to six people per ride per pod. (Approx. 5 minutes.)
Safety requirements: Riders must be at least 42" tall (approx. 106 cm) to ride unless accompanied by an adult.

Motion Theater simulations are getting into the spirit with two themed rides—Haunted Mine and Superstition—as part of our two-week Boo Fest celebration!

Boo Fest