(Luton, UK – 05, March 2015) Two pilots from Monarch Airlines visited a Sutton Coldfield school to teach the children the ins and outs of a life in the sky.

Captain Richard Waring and Captain Colin Moore checked in to Banners Gate Primary School last Wednesday, and made quite an impact during their visit. With each pilot engaging with a class in different year groups, the pupils had the chance to chat to them both about their roles as pilots.

With 14 years’ experience, Monarch pilot Captain Waring, who spoke to a group of nursery children, jumped at the chance to share his knowledge and understanding of the airline industry with the pupils. He commented: “This was a fantastic opportunity to engage with the children about the role and responsibilities of working at an airline. There are so many potential roles available within the industry and that is something that I hope I was able to demonstrate. I was only six years old myself when I knew that I wanted to be a pilot.”

Currently studying the topic of ‘travel’ in their curriculum, there was no better time for the year three children to get an inside view of the airline industry. Captain Colin Moore held an interactive session with the class, and chatted through his life and what got him into flying, his career and the children’s’ potential future in flying.

Community Liaison Officer of Banners Gate Primary School Caroline Cotterill, who had invited the pilots in, was greatly impressed with the talks. She said: “The sessions given by Captain Colin Moore and Captain Richard Waring were brilliant, highly informative and kept the children engaged.

“They each talked through their life as a pilot and all of the pupils were fascinated by their jobs. The nursery children were fully entertained and loved the activity packs they were given, while it was great to see the year three children so enthusiastic about the possibilities of joining the airline industry – Monarch may be receiving a few job application forms now!”

Monarch Captain

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