Travel and Tourism students visited British Airways in January to learn about safety and emergency procedures at the airline’s simulator unit.
The group jumped on the evacuation slide, put out an oven fire, practised evacuating the aircraft and put the canopy on the plane’s slide raft, as well as working as a team to go into a smoke-filled chamber.
“It’s a great way for the students to learn, because they get to practice what they’d actually be doing if they became a member of cabin crew,” said tutor Nicole Frimley, who led the trip.
“They all had a really great day and we are very grateful to the British Airways staff.”
Two Travel and Tourism students are currently doing work experience with British Airways and James Needes, who finished his course at Nescot last summer, is now working full-time with the company.