Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park has announced that its Flight Academy programme will return this October half-term.

The programme is running for five days over the half term for children aged 4-12 and sessions last 90 minutes.

The sessions are split into two groups, one for children aged 4-7 and one for those aged 8-12, with prices starting at £10.

Children can sit in the cockpit of a retired airliner, learn about the role of cabin crew and ground operators and ‘take control’ of the flight deck.

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St Helens Star: Image courtesy of Runway Visitor Park’s Flight Academy Image courtesy of Runway Visitor Park’s Flight Academy

There will also be uniforms for the children to dress up in and the opportunity to watch planes take-off and land at Manchester Airport.

Robert Hassard, Runway Visitor Park Manager, said: “After the success of this summer’s Flight Academy return, we were keen to bring the programme back for families to enjoy again this October half term.

“This is an enduringly popular family experience and has inspired many youngsters to consider a career in aviation. The RVP offers a great value day out for visitors of all ages.”

Sessions can be booked from Monday October 25th – Friday October 29th.

Guests can book tours and experiences online via the RVP’s website.