Manchester Airport announces return of Flight Academy programme at Runway Visitor Park, 24 – 28 October

Manchester Airport announces return of Flight Academy programme at Runway Visitor Park, 24 – 28 October

  • Ever-popular Flight Academy programme gives youngsters the chance to sit in the cockpit of a real plane and see the roles that keep the airport running in action
  • Sessions are for 4-7yrs and 8-12yrs age groups
  • Ticket for one adult and one child costs just £12
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Manchester, UK, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park (RVP) has announced that its ever-popular Flight Academy programme for 4-12-year-olds will be back for five days only this October half term (24 – 28 October).

Bookings are now being taken for 10 sessions spread across half term, split into two age groups – one for children aged 4-7 years and another for those aged 8-12. Tickets are only £12 for one adult and one child

The 90-minute sessions give children the opportunity to learn about the different job roles that help ensure Manchester Airport remains in action throughout the year. The first part of the session takes place aboard a retired DC10 airliner where youngsters sit in the cockpit, learn about roles as varied as cabin crew and ground operators, and ‘take control’ of the flight deck.

They then head outside to have a look at Manchester Airport’s runways, watch planes taking off and landing and see some of the various jobs that they’ve learnt about in action.

After the session, visiting families are welcome to take their time enjoying the RVP’s acclaimed facilities, including stunning views over the airfield, with a full day’s parking at the reduced rate of £5 for Flight Academy ticket holders. Sights to see include the famous double-decker Airbus A380 taking off and landing, taking in a tour of the Park’s retired airliners including the iconic Concorde, trying out the RVP’s Flight Simulator, with a 360 degree range of motion, and making use of a sizeable play area and on-site café. Attractions cater to everyone from casual visitors to aviation enthusiasts.

Robert Hassard, manager of the Runway Visitor Park, said: “We are one of the North West’s most popular visitor attractions and the Flight Academy programme offers families the chance to try something a bit different this October half term, inspiring the next generation to think about the possibility of a career in aviation.

“From experience, these sessions do book up quickly, so we would encourage anyone who is interested to book now rather than later, to avoid disappointment.”

Guests can book tours and experiences online via the RVP’s website and are encouraged to visit the What’s On page for guidelines, terms, and conditions before booking.


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Source: Manchester Airport