On Sat 13th Sept we went to see Concorde at Runway Visitors park at Manchester Airport. It was a lovely warm afternoon and we met at 12.30 ready for our 12.50 tour. The size of Concorde was amazing to see.
We had the services of a guide to take us on board and tell us the history of Concorde. Some of our members even sat in the same seat as the Queen has done on her previous trips on Concorde. Other members got to sit where the Duke himself also sat when on state business with the Queen. They each like to have a window seat. We then went underneath Concorde and were amazed at the size of the wheels, they are huge, as are the engines.
After this we then went on a DC10 and had a 2hr tour of it and other planes. The staff told the story of the various jobs around the airport, e.g. firemen and women. The children then did some role playing, playing the parts of fireman, also they were interactive with other roles such as police, captain, pilot and cabin crew. We also got to see the planes taking off including double decker planes. We finished off getting a penny press of the planes as a keep sake.
What a fabulous afternoon, which everyone enjoyed.