I was lucky enough to get an adventure flight as a birthday gift and I was able to use it this weekend. What a great experience! My wife and I had so much fun! Everyone there was super nice, knowledgeable, and genuinely excited. I highly recommend it to anyone, and especially to those who have any interest in aviation. I'm definitely going to do it again.
Joshua, Google review
This was my first time experiencing Take Flight Ohio and had a blast. My instructor was very nice and explained in details everything we was going to do before, during and after the flight... I will definitely be back and fly again.
Al, Bookeo review
My husband had a wonderful experience at Take Flight. John was eager to make the experience great and memorable. The flight was so realistic from the flying itself and the scenery around us down to the tiny cars on the freeway below us. The service was prompt.
Melinda, Bookeo review
Jerry had the experience of his life with “Take Flight Ohio”. Both John and Jack provided the highest level of expertise. The flight simulator is the closest thing to flying a real passenger jet as you will ever get. The computer simulations and graphics of the terrain.
Margaret, Bookeo review
This was a Valentine gift for my husband and I couldn't have gotten him a better gift. He was so excited to go and had a great experience. We will be coming back again for sure. Thank you!
Yvonne, Bookeo review
Loved it. Great fun “learning” to fly while never leaving the ground.
It was a great family activity for us on a rainy night. I will definitely be back someday.
Craig, Google review
My son did the 50 minute package and loved it. He is a graduating this year from HS and was thinking of looking at the airline industry. After this experience we feel that he has made up his mind on what he wants to do after college.
Derrick, Google review
Fantastic experience, very realistic. Gives a new perspective on what goes on in the cockpit as you relax in your seat. Would recommend this to everyone.
Ken, Google review
My husband said it was the best experience ever! They made us feel welcome and made the whole experience that much more enjoyable. The flying is so life–like. Once in the cockpit, the instructor walks you through the flying process with no pressure. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I'm glad I found them. A once in a lifetime opportunity.
Mila, Bookeo review
An amazing experience! The simulation is as real as it gets and everyone was incredibly friendly. I will definitely be back for more. Thanks to all for a trip I will never forget!
Tracy, Bookeo review
Very entertaining and educational all–in–one! John was very accommodating regarding my preference for departure and landing airports, and created a flight plan in advance to make it happen. My wife and daughter were welcomed to observe... Very highly recommended!!!
Dan, Bookeo review
Just wanted to say that the “flight experience” was a REAL thrill, and far exceeded my expectations! Rest assured that I will be back for another “flight” when I am visiting Columbus. Great Job.
Bill, Bookeo review
The simulation is quite immersive—I was pleasantly surprised that pretty much every button was programmed in. I highly recommend this experience for anyone who has an interest in aviation. This was a unique experience that I will gladly do again.
Jeffrey, Bookeo review
The staff made this a wonderful experience. The best hour's worth of entertainment I have had.
Dave, Bookeo review
I was worried about doing the Take Flight but my husband and I had so much fun! This was a gift to us and I highly recommend as a gift to someone hard to buy for or for yourself!
Debra, Bookeo review
As a retired B737 Captain let me say that the people at Take Flight Ohio do an excellent job of providing a realistic cockpit experience... One would be hard pressed to find a better or more unique entertainment experience for the money.
Mike, Bookeo review
An amazing experience! The simulation is as real as it gets and everyone was incredibly friendly. I will definitely be back for more. Thanks to all for a trip I will never forget!
Tracy, Bookeo review
Better than I could ever have imagined! You are all fantastic (and I wasn't even the pilot!). It's all my husband talks about.
Debra, Bookeo review
This was a surprise gift from our son for Father's Day. Didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. John was a great instructor and very personable. The entire experience was way above expectations. Lots of fun and informative.
Jimmy, Bookeo review
I booked a flight for my husband as a birthday present. He was so excited just waiting to go! It was truly unique and the staff is so friendly and informative. We will always think back on this experience whenever we fly in the future, and we gained new respect for all pilots! Thank you Take Flight Ohio.
Tom and Rhoda, Bookeo review
The entire experience was wonderful! We had a great time and appreciate the instructor who was so patient, knowledgeable and personable. 10/10. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Shauna, Google review
What a great experience! The entire staff is kind and very friendly; Oscar was our instructor and was knowledgeable, helpful and funny! We seemed to laugh the entire time! I can’t wait to go again!
Randy, Google review
5-stars across the board: fun, realistic, relaxed instruction, neat atmosphere.
Samantha, Google review
This was my 2nd time here and loved it. John and Nick are so pleasant and helpful! It's really a great experience even if you have no prior training or knowledge of flying. I fully recommend giving it a try!
C.B., Google review
Fantastic experience! Simulator itself was great (including controls, visual and audio effects)... and–even better–my instructor had an impressive ability to scale the content to my knowledge and maximize the experience with the scheduled time! I definitely recommend.
Brian, Google review
What are your COVID-19 policies?

As of March 7, 2022, the City of Columbus has lifted its indoor mask mandate, so masks are no longer required for customers. If you would prefer our staff members to wear masks while you are here, we will be happy to do so. We are still thoroughly cleaning the simulator cockpit throughout the day.
Do I need to make an appointment?

Almost always yes. We have a full flight schedule almost every day, and we are usually fully booked in advance. When we have unexpected openings, we are happy to accomodate walk-in customers, but such openings are very rare. If you are only available on short notice, contact us to be put on our “standby list” and we will contact you in case of a cancellation.
What time should I arrive for my experience?

Please arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled time, so you have time to check in and discuss what you hope to get out of your experience with our staff before an on–schedule takeoff!
What if I arrive early?

Come in and check if we can start your flight session early! Unlike the real airlines, we're more often ahead of schedule than behind.
What is the difference between the Regional and Adventure Flight packages?

The two major differences are time (the Adventure Flight is twice as long) and customizability. Every Regional Flight goes from Dayton, Ohio (KDAY) to Columbus, Ohio (KCMH). Our staff members are very familiar with this route, so we can be sure we can fit a full flight from take–off to landing into the 25 minute experience. The longer time limit of the Adventure Flight allows us to be more flexible and fly wherever you want. Nearly every airport in the world with a long enough runway is available to us, so long as we can get from the origin to the destination within the time limit. Scenic routes through mountain ranges or along coastlines are popular choices, and some more experienced pilots like to try famously difficult landings such as Key West, Innsbruck, or the river visual approach at Reagan National in Washington, DC.
Do I need to know anything about flying?

No experience is needed, there will be a staff member in the co-pilot's seat coaching you for the duration of your flight. We are here for the general public. We want you to have a great experience while learning something new.
Is this suitable for an experienced pilot?

Yes! We frequently have current and former private pilots enjoy our simulator, and we have even had a few commerical pilots come in. Our staff can tailor your flight to any level of prior knowledge and experience.
Can I log flight time in your simulator?

No, we are not a flight school and our simulator is not FAA certified for training. Occasionally pilots and student pilots come here to practice procedures on an informal basis because our prices are much lower than certified training simulators, but we do not provide official flight training.
Is there a minimum age to use the flight simulator?

Yes. Children and teens 12 years of age and older can enjoy the experience (also check our height restrictions). A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18. The Ultimate Flight package may be too long for children under 15 years of age, but if you feel your child has enough enthusiasm for aviation to enjoy the full experience, we will be more than happy to accommodate your request. Please remember that the simulator is not a toy or video game, so participants must be able to respond to instructions.
Are there height restrictions?

There are no formal restrictions. However, customers under 5'0'' may have difficulty seeing the screen and reaching some of the instruments, and customers over 7'0'' may have difficulty fitting in the pilot's seat. If you are uncertain, please contact us and arrange to visit when the simulator is not in use to see how well you fit inside.
Are there weight restrictions?

The weight limit to sit in the pilot's seat is 325 pounds (150 kilograms). Regardless of weight, you need to be able to get in and out without putting too much weight on the seat back to brace yourself, or any weight at all on the center console or other control surfaces.
Can I bring a friend?

Yes, there are chairs for two “passengers” (ages 12 and up) in the back of the simulator. Your guests will be able to see what you and the coach are doing and look at the scenery outside the windscreen. We ask that minors be accompanied by an adult other than the pilot. There is no additional fee for spectators and you do not need to inform us in advance.
Can I split my flight time with someone else?

Up to two pilots can alternate taking the controls in the Captain's seat in our 110–minute Ultimate Flight or the two–person version of the 50–minute Adventure Flight. One of our staff members must remain in the First Officer's seat at all times.
Is this a motion simulator?

This is a fixed-based simulator so there is no motion. However, the 210° wrap-around screen can give you the sensation of movement.
Can I get motion sickness from my experience?

Possibly. The simulator does not move, but the scenery is projected onto a 210° wrap-around screen, so there will be moving images in your peripheral vision. Like driving a car, it is rare for the pilot to experience motion sickness, but your “passengers” are more likely to feel the effect. If you or anyone in your group is prone to motion sickness, please tell one of our staff members before your flight.
What should I wear?

Wear comfortable pants or shorts (dresses, skirts, and kilts are not recommended) with closed flat shoes (high heels, sandals, and flip-flops are prohibited).
How can I purchase a flight package or gift voucher?

You can schedule your flight experience or buy gift vouchers in person at our store, or on-line through our reservation system. If you buy a voucher on-line, you will have the opportunity to print it out at the end of the transaction. If you have a promotional discount code, be sure to tell our staff member or enter it on the checkout page!
How can I redeem a gift voucher for a discontinued flight package?

We have discontinued the Introductory Flight and Thrill Flight packages, but if you already have gift vouchers for those flight packages you can schedule appointments by calling us on the phone at (614) 947–7370.
What is your cancellation policy?

A minimum cancellation notice of 72 hours prior to your reserved date and time is required to receive a full refund. Credit card purchases will be refunded to the card used to make the purchase. Cancellations of a reservation with less than 72 hours advance notice are non-refundable.
Can I reschedule my appointment?

A minimum rescheduling notice of 72 hours prior to your original date and time is required. You can reschedule by calling us on the phone at (614) 947–7370. For security reasons, it is not possible to reschedule online.
Do you allow barrel rolls?

We do not allow barrel rolls or other extreme flight maneuvers. We strive for a realistic experience, and the aircraft we simulate cannot safely do extreme maneuvers in real life.
What are your terms and conditions?