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Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park (RVP) has announced additional dates for its Flight Academy programme over the February half-term holidays. Due to popular demand, sessions have now been added for Saturday 18 and Thursday 23 February.
The popular programme for children aged 4-12 gives youngsters the chance to learn about the different job roles that help keep Manchester Airport in operation, from check-in agents to flight crew and the airfield team.
During the 90 minute sessions, those taking part will also sit in the cockpit of a retired airliner and get a taste for what it would be like to fly a commercial aircraft. 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.
Guests can also benefit from a reduce day rate for parking, giving them the chance to also take in other attractions at the Runway Visitor Park, including its observation deck, tours of its retired airliners including the iconic Concorde, and a 360-degree immersive Flight Simulator. The Visitor Park also offers a sizeable play area and on-site café.
Paul Emblow, manager of the Runway Visitor Park, said:
“We are pleased to announce these additional dates for the Flight Academy programme, which is traditionally a key part of our offering over the school holidays and is always incredibly popular with families who visit us.
“The Runway Visitor Park is a unique attraction with a lot to see and do, so if you are looking for a good value, entertaining family day out over the half-term, do consider paying us a visit.”
Guests can book tours and experiences online via the Runway Visitor Park website and are encouraged to visit the What’s On page for guidelines, terms, and conditions before booking.