A warm welcome to the third Green Pin membership addition to our global database, Threshold Aviation Airliner Adventures, based out of Toronto, Canada. We hope the additional information provided by Threshold Aviation will help you chose the best simulator for your needs; we certainly hope you consider them if you are visiting Toronto.
Like all of our Green Pin members we look forward to visiting Threshold Aviation sometime in the future, moving their review to one of our Blue Pin Featured Venues.
Threshold Aviation operates a Boeing B737 fixed base simulator, built into the nose of a real Boeing 737-500 (ex United Airlines N911UA); with approximately 220 degree wrap-around visuals, providing a stunning high-definition visual experience. Added to this, and building on the immersion of the simulator, is a tactile vibration system; enabling an even more accurate reproduction of what it is like to fly the real thing. And of course using a real aircraft nose means all of the controls – yokes, thrust levers, etc – are the original as made by Boeing.
Of particular note, and something we don’t see very often, is the B737 simulator has collimated visuals. For more details on how this improves the flight simulation experience, in particular for multi-crew flying, please see our article here.
The flight control loading system is the industry norm spring-loaded construction.
We were really pleased to see the simulator has a internet connection providing customers with access to VATSIM and of course being able to fly in real-time weather conditions. We see these two features more-and-more with venues and we believe they add real value for the true flight enthusiasts.
We do like airport based simulator venues as they really add to the atmosphere of simulating the real aircraft. Just like our friends over at Ascent Aviation in the UK or Delta 5 in Brazil, Threshold Aviation is no different here – located right next to Toronto Pearson International (IATA: YYZ, ICAO: CYYZ). If you are arriving from Pearson its only a 5 to 10 minute Uber drive. The premises are also on a major bus route along Carlingview Drive.
If driving to the venue, off-street parking is provided. And while you and your guests are waiting there is a comfortable viewing/waiting area.
Five different B737 packages are available to buy, ranging from one hour to four hours with the option to bring three other people with you at no extra charge for the session time booked. The time packages are also available as gift vouchers for that budding airline pilot in the family.