Thursday, 6 March 2014

West Jetters

Today was our West Jet field trip and I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, the kids or the staff. It was GREAT! We went all the way up to the West Jet campus at YYC and were taken on a wonderful tour of their hangars.

The kids got to explore the outside of the plane first and learned all about the nose, engine, wheel wells and cargo storage. They got to stick their heads inside the wheel wells and then checked out where the cats and dogs get to fly. For some of them it was their first time being so close to a real airplane, for most of the adults it was our first time getting to stand right below it (so cool!!!!).

After the outside was thoroughly explored we got to climb the stairs and board a plane in for cleaning. The kids each took a seat, buckled their seat belts and were welcomed aboard by a real West Jet flight attendant! We all took turns (yes, adults too) sitting in the captain's seat and checking out the controls.

 We had such a wonderful visit and experience at West Jet today. The little ones were all way too excited to come back and share their stories. One little guy ran all over the offices telling anyone that would listen about "this morning I went to the airport and saw a West Jet airplane!!"

We'd like to send a huuuuuuuge thank you to everyone at West Jet that was so friendly and accommodating. We are truly grateful to have had such an amazing day.

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