Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck!
If your child is fascinated by the world of flight, then file a flight plan this Christmas to Atlantic Air Adventures in Shannon, Co Clare.
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck of his BAe 146 Whisper Jet and then go fly!
Check out the choice of cool seasonal flight simulator experiences, see the museums jet aircraft, engines, cockpits, and lots more! Santa visits with flight simulator options are ideal for the older child. For younger Santa visitors, toddlers and Junior/ Senior Infants choose the Solo Visit Santa at the flight deck option, the flight simulators are not suitable for under 7’s, however, there’s still lots to see and do. This makes it a fun day out for all the family!
We encourage guests to bring along their letter for your visit Captain Santa at the flight deck and they can dress for the occasion! We supply regulation flight suits for the children and airline pilot jackets for parents for amazing family photos which the crew will be happy to take your family photo with your camera or phone.
Captain Santa is with us for just 4 afternoons each Christmas, he’s been visiting us for ten years now, so he knows the way here very well! We like to think we provide a different experience and it’s especially good for the older, more seasoned of Santas guests, its a great way to end one chapter, to begin a new one, with a possibility to spark or fuel an interest in an aviation career! Santa does like to chat with his guests and we aim for a relaxed, low-stress environment for all our passengers and crew!. We have limited slots available, as we incorporate our flight simulators into the experience.. See all the options below, which can be mixed and matched to suit your family’s configuration and If you would like to call us with any questions, 061 363687
Booking is by phone only. Call us directly on 061 363687, a payment link will be sent after your booking is made. For new visitors, please call us with any questions, and do please have a look around our website for general information on the centre.
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flightdeck in Shannon Aviation Museum Co Clare!
Take the co-pilots seat in Santa’s BAE 146 Whisperjet, You can see all the switches and gauges in the cockpit that are used for the long flight around the world on Christmas Eve!
Bring your letters along, the crew will stow them aboard for express Jet delivery back to the North Pole! Don’t forget your camera, the crew will take your family photo, we have cool flight suits and pilots jackets for all the family!
This visit is ideal for under 7’s.
Solo Santa Visit: €17.50
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck + Gift
For the little ones on Solo Santa Tickets, we have tot-size pedal planes and runway outdoors, great for pics!
Age 0-7 yrs Flight Simulator not included
Then it’s time to say goodbye to Santa and get ready to take off in the Extra 300 aerobatic airplane, from a top-secret northern location on a classified Flight Plan to land at Santa’s private Runway!
You have special permission to make a touch and go and do a few loop the loops, just for fun!
Look out for the runway lights shining as you approach, and do be careful, look out for Santa’s Air Traffic Control Tower, Mrs. Claus is up there trying to cope with all the traffic around today! Now It’s time to head back to base, and make your best landing!
Flying Santa Package suitable for over 7’s.Supervised at all times by our crew.
Flying Santa Visit: €40 (Min Age 7)
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck + Gift + Fly to Santa’s Airport Flight Simulation. (preflight brief plus 25 mins flying time)
For those who want to experience what it is like to fly a passenger airliner, take the Captains seat behind the controls of the most popular one in the world, the Boeing 737-800 NG. Experience the sights sounds and sensations of flight during an Approach and Landing into Lapland International Airport, this is an experience they will remember for years to come! Limited Slots are available, so book this one early.
This option is perfect for the older child, making the occasion feel just as magical as it used to be, especially for the budding pilot!
B737 Landing and Santa Visit: €65 (Min Age 7)
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck + Gift + B737-800 NG 10-mile Approach and Landing Lapland International. (10 min approx)
Adult Admission €10
Adults accompany their children all the time, including while in the B737 Flight Simulator and are welcome to take photos and videos while their future pilots are at the wheel
Admission Fee includes Tea Coffee, Mince Pie!
All parents accompany children throughout the experience, and observe the flight simulators, everyone is welcome to take photos as they wish. Our crew will dress and compose your family for a special family photo before your visit to Santa at the flight deck.
This option combines it all! includes a B737 Landing and Santa Package, Plus the Find Santas runway from the Air, (20 mins) €85
Perfect to make Santa visits special for the older child, we combine both flight simulation experiences and a visit to see Captain Claus.
B737 Landing and Santa Visit: €85 (Min Age 7)
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck + Gift + B737-800 NG flight simulator 10-mile Approach and Landing Lapland International. (10 min approx) Plus Land at Santas Runway Extra 300 Experience (prefight briefing and 25 mins flying time)
NB This Experience does not involve children piloting a real airplane!!
All flights are simulated and take place at Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre, Link Road, Shannon Town, Co Clare.
Adults: €10 Includes Tea / Coffee and Mince Pie
2018 Dates December:
Sat 8th & Sun 9th: 1pm, 2pm or 3pm slots
Sat 15th & Sun 16th: 1pm, 2pm or 3pm slots
If you have just found out about us, do give us a call with any questions. Booking is essential and spaces are limited, call us on +353 (0)61 363687.