Come fly with us – Lunch on the Wing starts 26 July 12.00 – 2.00pm

Our Come Eat Together team are so excited.

Our new lunch clubs are bringing people together with food in the most unusual places. The delicious breakfasts at the Pulman Skoda in Belmont are the talk of the neighbourhood where the bacon and eggs are cooked to your personal taste by the chef whilst members peruse the papers and catch up on some local news.

Now we bring you a new very special lunch club that can take you anywhere in the world from a comfortable seat –

Lunch on the Wing comes courtesy of Icarus Simulation located in Langley Park near Durham City. The first session will be Wed 26 July 12.00 – 2.00pm and will then be held on the last Wednesday each month.

You are cordially invited to enjoy a great quality buffet lunch freshly prepared by the Durham and Darlington Fire Service catering team and have fun learning to fly a plane from the safety of a comfortable simulator.

We took a Men’s Group to be our ‘Test Pilots’ to see what they thought of the facilities and activity. They loved it.

George chose to fly a jet around the Lake District in Cumbria. He was amazed that when he accidently crashed into a mountain that a second later he was in the air flying again. He said “I love the Lake District and it was very special to fly around and see it from a different angle.” 

Fred flew around New York City, in between the skyscrapers and under and over the bridges across the Jersey River. He said “I have never been there and was amazed at how tall the buildings were. I held my breath when I flew under a bridge though!”

Our Project Manager Christine flew a small private plane around Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, taking in the sites as she flew delicately around the city famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the statue of Christ atop Mount Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain. She was entranced. She said “I have very busy days. it was lovely to fly slowly around somewhere exotic for a short while. Perhaps one day I’ll get there for real“.

The choices of location to fly around are endless and everyone will have a choice of where they would like to fly.

This lunch club has a maximum capacity of 8 people. This means that everyone receives some individual personal tuition from the highly qualified Pilot, Ed Jackson. The TV screen in the seating area means that everyone can see what is happening from the cockpit and can encourage the pilot to enjoy their flight.

We think this is a great lunch club to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. Come alone as you will meet other people or with other Come Eat Together friends.

It is available to all Come Eat Together members and we hope to give plenty of members the opportunity to take part.

The sessions are priced at £9.00 to include all refreshments and flight time.

If you are interested please contact the team on 0191 374 6577 or email us






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Age UK County Durham is a small independent charity based in North East England. Our mission is to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
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1 Response to Come fly with us – Lunch on the Wing starts 26 July 12.00 – 2.00pm

  1. Isabel Richards says:

    I would be very interested in ‘having a go’ with this one. I think it would be great fun. There’s plenty of life left in this old gal!

    Thank you. Isabel Richards.

    Sent from my iPad


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