British Airways and Kidzania need youngsters to take a look at a profession in flying

British Airways is encouraging its youngest clients to consider a profession in flying this half-term and check out its Aviation Academy at Kidzania, in Westfield, London.

You’ll be greeted by an actual British Airways A319 plane and a row of check-in desks.

Pilots of the long run are given miniature uniforms to put on and obtain classes on flight simulators. Youngsters may also study the inflight security demonstration and and all about British Airways’ customer support to family and friends.

Because the Aviation Academy opened in 2015, greater than 60,000 kids have tried their hand at being cabin crew for the day, whereas 125,000 kids have had a style of the pilot life.

The airline additionally needs to encourage ladies to take an curiosity. With virtually half the variety of ladies (46,250) as boys (78,750) selecting the pilot coaching possibility, it’s clear there may be extra to do to ensure ladies see profession as a pilot is achievable. Though greater than six per cent of British Airways’ pilots are ladies, double the nationwide common, the airline is urging extra to think about the career.

British Airways Senior First Officer Kate Beesley mentioned:

After I received to my first induction day at my coaching college I used to be the one lady, that’s why feminine pilots at British Airways achieve this a lot to attempt to make younger kids, particularly younger ladies, realise that this isn’t a pipe dream, that is really one thing that they will do.

It’s unbelievable that British Airways already has this partnership with KidZania, so we attain so many children from completely different backgrounds, who could by no means have thought-about doing one thing like this earlier than. It allows them have a imaginative and prescient of what they might doubtlessly be.

The airline’s clients presently take pleasure in 15 per cent off their go to to the Aviation Academy.

For more information about opening hours and to e book tickets go to KidZania.


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