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iPilot brings airliner Boeing 777 flight simulator to Qatar

Qatar: Sunday, March 11 - 2012 @ 15:06

Located at the Villaggio Mall and under the guidance of a real pilot, people can now learn how to fly a plane, perform turns, climb, descend and navigate to their chosen airport anywhere in the world.

The professionally built simulator was created to fulfill the dreams of the general population who have lifelong aspirations of flying. With no experience required, the flight simulator allows anyone from six years and above to fly a large passenger jet accompanied by a trained co-pilot.

During the simulation, you can take off from any airport of choice and climb up to 29,000 feet and descend over the world’s favorite airports such as such Heathrow, the ever challenging Hong Kong Kai Tak airport and St Maarten in the Caribbean.

“This concept provides new opportunities for corporate events, evening entertainment, school excursions and group events in Qatar,” Fabian Bloos, Manager of iPilot Doha, commented.

“You can take off from Doha International Airport; fly over the major landmarks of the city before landing back at the airport. You can also fly to and from any of the twenty-four thousand landing strips at the airports around the world,” Fabian concluded.

Wolfram Schleuter, founder and CEO of iPilot, said, “I have been a private pilot for many years and really wanted to get other people to experience the joy and overcome the fear of flying. I am very thankful to Sheikh Meshaal Bin Fahad A.M. Al Thani and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Thani for their generous contributions in getting this project started and running successfully.”

The flight experience ranges from 15 to 90 minutes durations with options of 30 to 60 minutes in the flight simulator. The Flight simulator will be open daily to customers from 10am to 10pm at Villaggio Mall. iPilot offers discounts of 20% to children under 16 years old.

In celebration of the launch of iPilot, a 25% discount will be offered from March 10th to March 17th, 2012 for anyone wanting to try the simulator (for adults only).

iPilot is currently available in London, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Prague with upcoming exciting locations later in the year in Dubai, Turkey, Zurich and Frankfurt.

iPilot was founded in 2009 by German entrepreneur and amateur pilot Wolfram Schleuter. With a background that includes founding several tourism and events businesses in the UK and Germany, Wolfram wanted to try something that blended his hobby and business experience and in turn, iPilot was born.

iPilot Flight Simulators are situated in shopping malls and passenger terminals at airports in major international cities. The first iPilot location to open was at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, in June 2009. Bluewater was followed quickly by the branch at the Westfield London Shopping Centre in November 2009. European expansion got underway in November 2010 with the opening of the iPilot Flight Simulator in Terminal 2 of Munich Airport and continued in 2011 with the opening of the Dresden location.

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