Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park (RVP) is returning during the summer school holidays and tickets are now on sale for its Flight Academy experience.

The programme gives children aged four to 12 the opportunity to learn about the jobs that help keep Manchester Airport running.

Children who take part in the Flight Academy experience will learn more about the duties of everyone from the flight crew to the airfield team.

They can even dress up as some of the employees.

The experience lasts 90 minutes and youngsters will get to sit in the cockpit of a retired DC10 airliner and get a taste for what it would be like to fly a commercial aircraft.

It doesn’t stop there though as they’ll also head outside for a closer look at the runways at Manchester Airport where they’ll see planes take off and land.

They will also see some of the jobs they have learned about in action.

How to get tickets to Manchester Airport’s Flight Academy

Sessions will run on selected dates in July and August with tickets costing £14 for one adult and one child.

Those who book a place can also benefit from a reduced rate of £5 for parking for the full day at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park.

To book tours and experiences, you can visit the RVP website.

Visitors are encouraged to check the What’s On page for guidelines and terms and conditions before booking.

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Attractions at the RVP include an observation deck, tours of its retired airliners including the iconic Concorde, and a 360-degree immersive Flight Simulator, a play area and on-site café.

Paul Emblow, manager of the Runway Visitor Park, said: “For a number of years, our Flight Academy experience has been a regular fixture during the school summer holidays and we’re pleased to be bringing it back this summer.

“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 holidays, then pay us a visit.”