CSR: 1,500 Children Take Off With British Airways and KidZania
More than 1,500 children were given a unique insight into a career in aviation when they attended a careers event hosted by British Airways and KidZania.
The two-day event saw them take the controls of an aircraft and try out the airline’s safety demonstration with cabin crew.
The children were provided with replica uniforms and taught on board the British Airways A319 aircraft, learning some of the important skills needed to become real life flight and cabin crew.
Many received a lesson on the flight deck simulator where they were given the opportunity to fly around London and land into Heathrow Terminal 5.
The British Airways Aviation Academy is the most popular activity with children visiting KidZania, and the behind-the-scenes, hands-on training aims to both inspire and enthuse children about future careers they might previously not have considered.
Currently more than 6% of British Airways pilots are women, which is double the national average, but the airline is actively seeking to encourage more women into the profession.