Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park (RVP) has revealed additional dates for its Flight Academy programme that’s taking place during February half term.

Popular demand has meant that sessions have now been added for Saturday, February 18 and Thursday, February 23.

A limited number of spaces remain available for sessions on Wednesday 22 and Friday 24, February.

The programme gives children aged 4-12 the chance to learn about different job roles that help keep Manchester Airport in operation from positions such as check-in agents to flight crew and the airfield team.

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The sessions last 90 minutes and during that time, children will also be given the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a retired airliner and get an insight into what it would be like to fly a commercial aircraft.

They’ll also head outside to take a look at the runways at Manchester Airport where they’ll see planes taking off and landing as well as see some of the jobs they’ve learnt about in action.

When are the Flight Academy sessions?

The Flight Academy sessions are scheduled for the dates below:

  • Saturday, February 18 – ages 4-7
  • Wednesday, February 22 – ages 4-7 and 8-12
  • Thursday, February 23 – ages 4-7 and 8-12
  • Friday, February 24 – ages 4-7 and 8-12

How to book tickets for RVP’s half term programme

Tickets cost £12 for one adult and one child and those who visit can benefit from a full day’s parking for £5, reduced for the sessions.

Tours and experiences can be booked via the RVP website.

For guidelines, terms and conditions, you can visit the What’s On page before booking.

The Visitor Park has other attractions to see including the observation deck with views across the runway, tours of its retired airliners including the iconic Concorde, and a 360-degree immersive Flight Simulator.

It also offers a sizeable play area and an on-site café for when you’re ready to have a break.

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.”