The secret flight deck at top UK airport that kids and adults will love | The Sun

A TOP UK airport has its very own secret flight deck that both kids and adults will love.

City Airport in Manchester, also known as the Manchester Barton Aerodrome, is an aviation airfield located five miles away from the city centre.

It's used for both commercial and private flights as well as military, police, and air ambulance services.

The airport also has several attractions and features that are open to the public including flying lessons and group tours.

Earlier this year, the airport expanded its offerings and opened a new attraction to the public.

The Deck 747 is a visitor centre, events space, and flight simulator all wrapped into one.

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At Deck 747 visitors are welcomed on board the upper deck of a former British Airways 747 G-BYGA aircraft.

As reported by Northwich & Winsford Guardian, it's the first flight simulator in the UK on a genuine 747 deck.

The flight deck has been restored to its former glory and includes original features such as the seats, the pilots' bunk beds, control columns, and rudder pedals.

All of the cockpit's main controls are linked to the simulator which is connected to a 180-degree wraparound screen.

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An instructor introduces visitors to the aircraft's controls during a five-minute tutorial.

There are four simulator experiences to choose from each lasting a different amount of time with a variety of scenarios.

For example, the 20-minute session includes three landing attempts at an airport of choice.

While the longer sessions include more flying skills such as taxi, take off, cruise, and landing.

Since the experience opened to the public earlier this year, visitors have been flocking to the northern airport.

Travel Expert and Aviation enthusiast, A Fly Guy's Cabin Crew, posted about his recent visit to the flight deck on Facebook.

He said: "If you're an aviation geek like me, you must visit The Deck 747 at Manchester City Airport. There are many cool things to do, and the shop is awesome!"

And he wasn't the only person who left the flight deck feeling impressed, The Deck 747 received a 5/5 star rating from 47 reviews on TripAdvisor.

One person wrote: "My teenage son and I both had a great time navigating some very famous airports and locations.

"It was easy to forget we were in a hangar in Barton as we soared over the beaches of St. Maarten, Mauritius, and also Mount Vesuvius."

Another person added: "What can I say, we had the most incredible afternoon visiting TheDeck747."

Someone else wrote: "My husband and kids absolutely loved it. I Would highly recommend it to everyone!

"We went for drinks and watched the planes take off from the Barton bar afterwards, it was a lovely day out!"

Prices start from £64.95 for a 20-minute simulator experience.

Extra time in the simulator can also be added on at a charge of £35 for 15 minutes.

Visitors must be aged eight and over to fly, while those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The simulator is situated in The Deck 747 Experience hangar where visitors can stay and take additional photos.

There are a range of other experiences available too including Cockpit Workshops and sessions aimed at conquering the fear of flying.

Meanwhile, the airfield also hosts other events for the public including car boot sales and music festivals.

And there are lots of other exciting new attractions opening in the UK.

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A huge £250million waterpark and spa is opening in Manchester in the next few years, with 35 slides and its own indoor beach.

And this summer, a UK attraction is reopening this summer without any rides or rollercoasters – but parents say their kids love it.

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